The Corner

‘Harry Reid Made a Statement That Is True.’

Pack it up, folks. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) has settled the Reid/Romney tax dispute once and for all. Marshaling the communicative resources of a Churchill in his prime, she tells HuffPo: “Harry Reid made a statement that is true.”

But wait, there’s more!

“Harry Reid made a statement that is true. Somebody told him. It is a fact,” Pelosi told The Huffington Post in a Sunday interview. “Whether he did or not can easily be disposed of: Mitt Romney can release his tax returns and show whether he paid taxes.”

[. . .]

“Harry Reid is a person who is, as we know, A, is a fighter, B, he wouldn’t say this unless it was true that somebody told him that.”

So there you have it. In a sophisticated logical gambit, Pelosi provides fourth-hand confirmation of Reid’s third-hand accusation. If you had any lingering doubts that Harry Reid in fact knows a guy who says he knows a guy who knows that Mitt Romney didn’t pay taxes for a decade, then doubt no more. This ain’t fake hearsay. This is real hearsay — the genuine article.

Daniel Foster — Daniel Foster has been news editor of National Review Online since 2009, and was a web site editor until 2012. His work has appeared in The American Spectator, The American ...

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