White House To Withhold Nominee's Tax Returns

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We’re not sure how to feel about Bush’s nomination of John G. Roberts. Sure, he’s a complete Right Wing nutjob. But anyone Bush nominates will be a Right Wing nutjob. The question we have is how Right Wing is John G. Roberts? That, and as Catch.com pointed out, why is he so sweaty? He’s horrible, but he may be better than Bush’s 2nd and 3rd choices.
Regardless of what anyone thinks…. this can’t be good news for Roberts:

[From Washington Post]
White House To Withhold Nominee’s Tax Returns
The Bush administration will not give Senate investigators access to the federal tax returns of Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts Jr., White House and congressional officials said yesterday, a break with precedent that could exacerbate a growing conflict over document disclosure in the confirmation process.
Although nominees to the high court in recent decades were required to provide their three most recent annual tax forms, the administration will neither collect such documents from Roberts nor share them with the Senate Judiciary Committee, the officials said. Instead, the Internal Revenue Service will produce a one-page summary.

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