Paul Ryan confirms on 60 Minutes that Mitt Romney made him turn over more years of tax returns, to vet him as a possible VP, than Romney will turn over to the American people, so we can vet him as a possible president. Romney turned over 1.5 years worth of returns. Ryan was asked to turn over “several” years, which usually means 3 or more.
It’s brazen and arrogant, and tone deaf, of Romney. What’s particularly galling is that Romney is more worried about Ryan’s gaffe-factor than he is about his own qualifications for the presidency. The gaffe-factor must be avoided at all costs, thus the several years of returns – but Romney’s qualifications, not so important, just a year’s complete returns is fine.