Oh boy, this is going to blow up all over the McCain campaign.
Gramm's stated reason for his abrupt departure from the McCain campaign - that's Democrats are picking ion him over his "nation of whiners" comment smelled like bullshit to us from the get-go. After all, this is the guy who defended saying that we are the only country where all the poor people are fat, and who rails about government but has spent his entire life suckling at the government teat.
Ol' Phill just ain't the kind of guy who would quit the campaign of Mr. Straight Talk for talking, as he sees it, straight.
We think he is going to get hauled up in front of Senator Levin and his buddies on the Permanent Subcommittee On Investigations, a subcommittee of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs for being a tax cheat. There are 1400 names on the list of treasonous tax cheaters who are engaged in economic warfare against the United States provided by a former employee of LGT Bank in Liechtenstein, and Durbin's subcommitte starts holding hearings on Thursday, and we do not think it is coincidence that this report (.pdf) to the subcommittee was released on Thursday and Gramm bailed on Friday.
But if you do, we have a killer deal on some beachfront property in Mesa, Arizona and we'll throw in a bridge in Brooklyn as soon as your check clears.
We doff our cap to a lurker for the email that put us on the trail. You know who you are, and you should also know we are deeply appreciative of the tip.