Monday, July 23, 2012 | 2 a.m.
During the race for the Republican presidential nomination in 1968, candidate George Romney, then governor of Michigan, was questioned about his taxes for the previous couple of years. He provided not just the past couple of years of tax returns but the previous 12 years.
His son Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts and presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has danced around the issue until he could not dance any longer. He has provided just last year’s tax return and continues to split hairs and avoid any questions about providing more, as his father had done.
If he has nothing to hide, I suggest that he provide the past several years of tax returns. Everyone knows he invests in other countries to avoid paying taxes here. Let’s get this part over. It’s the last waltz.