Exactly. Senator Reid, and fellow travelers like Nancy Pelosi, have established the Reid standard. Some guy can tell you a thing that his second cousin’s girlfriend’s hairdresser said and you must disprove it. It’s “impossible to know for sure” and all. Senator Reid is still not answering the serious allegations leveled against him by concerned citizens. Will Team Obama? And, in this instance, it’s much, much more than “some guy said.”

It’s a clear-cut case of collusion. The press ran with unsubstantiated and scurrilous rumors made by Harry Reid. Will they push the White House on this serious, and substantiated, charge?

More from Politico, of all places. When you’ve lost Politico …

When President Obama’s aides said they weren’t familiar with former Missouri steelworker Joe Soptic’s life story, all they had to do was check their own campaign archives.

Soptic, laid off from Bain Capital-owned GST Steel, stars in a Priorities USA Action spot this week in which he tells of how his wife died without health insurance after he lost his job. Soptic also appeared, wearing what appears to be an identical shirt, in a May television ad for the Obama campaign.

Asked about the Priorities spot on MSNBC Wednesday morning, Robert Gibbs said he doesn’t “know the specifics” while Stephanie Cutter said on CNN: “I don’t know the facts about when Mr. Soptic’s wife got sick or the facts about his health insurance.”

As Twitchy reported earlier, Stephanie Cutter is a lying liar who lies. She pulled on her liar pants to claim that she didn’t know the details of the steelworker’s story in the despicable “Romney killed my wife” ad.

In this case, her pants may be illegally on fire.

More from Hot Air:

Noting that the core of the Priorities USA Action super-PAC ad is the same Joe Soptic that Barack Obama’s official campaign introduced in an ad of their own and a conference call arranged by the same Stephanie Cutter who tried playing “Mission Impossible” by disavowing any knowledge of Soptic yesterday, Michelle Malkin  urged Romney to start playing offense and initiate legal proceedings for the obvious and illegal coordination between Obama’s campaign and the super-PAC (via The Right Scoop):

Mitt Romney and the GOP would be wise to heed those words. Get yourself some brass ovaries, boys.

What are you hiding, Team Obama? Why the silence?

Governor Romney, demand answers. Fight as hard as the citizens, whom you seek to lead, fight.

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