Mitt & Sean & Transparency

I noted on Twitter yesterday that after watching that Gawker video of Mitt Romney and Sean Hannity before a live interview talking about horses, all I really saw was transparency. The two of them were not very different off camera than on-camera.  May we all come off as well when we don’t realize the cameras are running!  

But “1 percent!” the critics cry. I don’t have horses either, folks, but I don’t decry or begrudge people who do have enough money to. And is it really breaking news that these two men have done well for themselves financially?

Not to interrupt a partisan media game with a human note, but I do think that it is worth pointing out that Ann Romney’s horseback riding has been instrumental in helping her thrive despite her multiple sclerosis. She traveled a lot less with her husband last time he ran for president because of it; I can only imagine what an adjustment this much more intense schedule must be.

Kathryn Jean Lopez — Kathryn Jean Lopez is a senior fellow at the National Review Institute and an editor-at-large of National Review. Sign up for her weekly NRI newsletter here. This column is based on one available through Andrews McMeel Universal’s Newspaper Enterprise Association.