Daughters deny that Jon Huntsman Jr. is speaking at DNC convention

Jon Huntsman Sr. muttered something today about Romney and his taxes and the press breathlessly reported it, natch.

Lol! MT @JoNBCNews: I feel very badly Mitt won’t release his taxes & won’t be fair w/American people" Huntsman Sr http://t.co/PPf3FKGu

— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) August 10, 2012

Sigh. Earlier, the Left had been desperately trying to spin the senior Huntsman as Harry Reid’s Romney tax “source.

The evidence is pretty strong that Harry Reid's source is Jon Huntsman Sr. http://t.co/gu3J8JX0. And yes, he'd have the ability to know.

— Markos Moulitsas (@markos) August 10, 2012

So the new lefty theory is Jon Huntsman Sr. knows more about Mitt Romney's tax returns than the Internal Revenue Service. Okay then.

— SunnyRight (@sunnyright) August 10, 2012

https://twitter.com/ToddKincannon/status/233937546827157504

But, wait! Apparently, Jon Huntsman Sr. is not the super secret,  cousin of some guy’s girlfriend, source.

Huntsman Sr tells Sargent he's not the source, but Romney should release tax returns: http://t.co/o55LjBT2

— Markos Moulitsas (@markos) August 10, 2012

Non-sycophants everywhere say, “who cares”?

Nerf bats at 20 paces RT @daveweigel: @JonahNRO Huntsman-Romney is one of the less entertaining family feuds, indeed

— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) August 10, 2012

@JonahNRO Sounds like you've got a higher opinion of Huntsman than I do. LOL

— David Limbaugh (@DavidLimbaugh) August 10, 2012

Things are going to be very awkward at the Mormon Politician Picnic this year.

— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) August 10, 2012

Then came the Jon Huntsman Jr. rumors. And this time, they didn’t entail Mandarin nor lame jokes about grunge bands, as Huntsman is wont to make.

Sources: Former GOP Candidate Huntsman to Speak at DNC Convention http://t.co/MqdrcZxt via @sharethis

— Mike Flynn (@Flynn1776) August 10, 2012

Who? RT @DLoesch: Remember when a whole 2 people wanted Huntsman to be president? Yeah. http://t.co/A6dxItWX

— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) August 10, 2012

This works out great for us. We can finally disown Huntsman and then can run ads with what he said about Obama during the primaries.

— AG (@AG_Conservative) August 10, 2012

Huntsman’s daughters swiftly nip the rumors in the bud.

My dad speaking at the DNC convention? Come on guys, ya'll can think of a better rumor. #RomneyVP #notinthislifetime

— Liddy Huntsman (@HuntsmanLiddy) August 10, 2012

To clear the air, @JonHuntsman is not speaking at the DNC Convention, I am not a Democrat, & Jon Sr. is not Harry Reid's source. #deeprumors

— Abby Huntsman (@HuntsmanAbby) August 10, 2012

Twitter rumors debunked! Of course, that doesn’t stop the Huntsman snarking. He’s not a favorite of conservatives, for good reasons.

Is this an official denial? RT @HuntsmanLiddy My dad speaking at the DNC convention? Come on guys, ya'll can think of a better rumor.

— RB (@RBPundit) August 10, 2012

@RBPundit Silly us. The DNC stage can only handle so many slighted and vengeful egomaniacs at once. @HuntsmanLiddy

— NDT (@NorthDallas30) August 10, 2012

So the Jon Huntsman story was a hoax? Well that doesn't change my opinion of him. He belongs in the Democrat party. #RINO

— Jason Steiner (@jasonsteiner) August 10, 2012

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