On his show Wednesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart said over the past three and half years conservatives had given liberals the “master class” on how to be “dicks” about documents.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has repeatedly insisted that he would not release more than his 2010 and 2011 tax returns, even though his own father set a standard of releasing 12 years of returns. As Stewart explained, Romney knows “the Democrats will be mean” if he releases any additional tax information.
Stewart then played clips of conservatives demanding Obama release his college transcripts, proof he was president of the Harvard Law Review, records from the Illinois state Senate, an “indelible record” of Michelle Obama using the word “whiteys,” the White House visitor records, and — of course — his birth certificate.
But even after Obama released his long-form birth certificate, conservatives were still not satisfied. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio recently claimed the document was a forgery.