“You know, you should really look at where Mitt has led his life, where he’s been financially. He’s a very generous person . . .” said Ann Romney, rather sensibly. When pushed, however, she backed off quickly. Why not release more tax returns? “”Because there are so many things that will be open again for more attack. . . . We’ve given all you people need to know and understand about our financial situation and about how we live our life.”

She’s wrong about the latter but dead right about the former. If you want to understand someone’s moral values, it makes sense to look at how they lead their life by the checks they write. But rather than ask for the whole truckload of check stubs, I’d settle for seeing some more tax returns.