Famed pornographer and gross person Larry Flynt is now offering one million dollars for Mitt Romney's tax returns.
Flynt is taking out full-page ads in this Sunday’s edition of The Washington Post and Tuesday’s USA Today that promises “up to $1 million” for the dirt on Romney’s “unreleased tax returns and/or details of his offshore assets, bank accounts and business partnerships.”
Coincidentally, this is exactly the amount of money the anonymous Franklin hackers from last week wanted for the tax returns of Romney's that they have allegedly pilfered out of PricewaterhouseCoopers (though PwC is still denying any such breach took place). Flynt loves to take politicians down a peg or two, so I've no doubt he's good for the money.
Now it just remains to be seen if someone has the tax returns.
I will say, though, that this presents an interesting opportunity for Romney, who really needs to connect with voters. If he played it right, there might be something interesting about Romney releasing the tax returns to Flynt. It would add a charming ridiculousness to the whole thing that might play well.
It'll be interesting to see.