- After repeated requests from the Media and the Obama Campaign, Sen. McCain has agreed to release his tax records. In an address to the NAACP, the Arizona senator reversed his previous decision to keep all of his tax records sealed from the public view.
While speaking to the crowd in attendance, McCain explained why he changed his position. "My friends, I've always been under the impression that public officials like myself were exempt from having to release our tax records...I mean, if I cheated on my taxes one year, why would I want to make it public?"
After McCain's speech, a reporter followed the senator and asked him why he released his tax records from 1928 , and nothing else more recent. Sen. McCain replied, "Listen you sorry excuse of a journalist, be happy with what you got. You don't have a right to question me. I'm a patriot."
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