…it must be so.
What was it she said?:
“Harry Reid made a statement that is true. Somebody told him. It is a fact,” Pelosi told The Huffington Post in a Sunday interview.
So that’s it, folks. That’s the new standard for the Democratic Senate Majority Leader to follow in accusing the soon-to-be Republican nominee for president: “Somebody told me.”
And I suppose on that level, it may even be true: somebody may indeed have told this to Harry Reid.
Who that someone might be (if that someone exists at all), and whether his/her statement is true, is irrelevant to Reid and Pelosi. They sincerely hope it’s also irrelevant to the rest of us.
After all, it’s a win/win situation for the dynamic duo: either Romney stonewalls and does not release all his tax returns for his entire adult life (or whatever it is they want from him, despite the fact that both of them have refused to release any of theirs), or he does release them and then they can criticize his perfectly legal dealings or lie about them or distort them, or even just use them to point out how fabulously rich he is.
Like I said, win/win for them.
Or is it? They’ve gotten quite a bit of flak for this attack, even from some liberals who think it’s too low even for their tastes. But the important question is how the swing voters will react: will the meme “Mitt is obviously hiding something if he won’t release them” resonate with this group, or not?
And how will it ultimately play out? One thing’s for sure, Reid and company have moved the discussion to where they want it. Are we talking about “you didn’t build that” any more? It’s so yesterday.
[NOTE: Reid could have his own problems with corruption charges if the Republicans want to raise the issue. How do I know? Somebody told me.]