President Romney Demands Financial Disclosure

President Romney Demands Financial Disclosure

The Transition Team website for President-Elect Willard Mitt Romney had a sneak preview yesterday, and Political Wire’s Taegan Goddard saved a few screenshots before it went dark again. Looking for a job in the Romney Administration? “Government service is not for everyone,” warns the site, which also cautions:

“The financial holdings and sources of income for most applicants under serious consideration must be disclosed for review for possible conflicts of interest, and any conflicts must be remedied by divestiture, creation of special trusts, etc.”

This from a man who refused to release his own tax information.

Like his economic policies (tax cuts for the rich, corporate deregulation), Mr. Romney appears to have cribbed this from George W. Bush. The Bush transition site language is identical.

This is sad news for Rafalca Romney, a galloping favorite for Cayman Islands Ambassador. Told to turn over tax returns, Rafalca replied “Whoa!”

More:

“Romney’s presidential transition website surfaces,” Leigh Ann Caldwell, CBS News

“Behold, Dystopia: Screencaps from the Romney Transition Site that Almost Was,” Neetzan Zimmerman, Gawker

“Uncovered: Mitt Romney’s presidential transition website,” The Week

“‘President’ Romney’s Sad Transition Website Accidentally Goes Live,” John Del Signore, Gothamist

“Mitt Romney’s Transition Website Was Live An Entire Day After He Lost, Because He Is Terrible At Politics,” Rebecca Schoenkopf, Wonkette

Related:

“Romney’s ‘stumble’ as CEO of GOP $1B startup,” J. Jennings Moss, Upstart

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