Senator Harry Reid (D. Nv.) pronounced last week that Mitt Romney hadn’t paid taxes for 10 years. The claim was based, per Senator Reid, on a telephone call from some unnamed person who presumably was an investor in Bain Capital. How this investor could know anything about Romney’s taxes will forever remain a mystery, but an aide to Senator Reid has spoken.
In an interview with Los Angeles radio station KTLK, Jose Parra, an aide to Senator Reid proclaimed,
This person is an investor in Bain Capital, a Republican also, and somebody … who has been dealing with Romney’s company for a long, long time and he has direct knowledge on this…
Okay, now we are getting somewhere.
That was until Mr. Parra later said,
I do not know the party affiliation of the source, how long he invested with Bain, or his relationship to Romney beyond the fact that he was an investor with Bain Capital, as Senator Reid has previously stated…
So, Senator Reid tells the aide that his imaginary friend is an investor in Bain Capital, the aide makes up the rest, and when called on it, the aide admits he made it up.
Is it any wonder why Americans, except for Senator Reid and his imaginary friend, are fed up with the “say whatever is expedient and the truth be damned philosophy” that seems to permeate this administration.