A couple of months ago, Larry Flynt offered a considerable reward to help expose Mitt Romney’s tax returns. That didn’t turn out well, but the Hustler publisher hasn’t given up; he’s just shifting targets.
Flynt will run a provocative ad tomorrow in the Indianapolis Star, offering a cash reward to Republican Richard Mourdock, the U.S. Senate candidate in Indiana. In an open letter, Flynt tells Mourdock:
“I am offering you $1 million in cash, to be deposited in any bank you designate in the United States, Cayman Islands or Switzerland, for proof to substantiate your statement on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, that ‘even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.’
“Please be kind enough to verify your claim for a wondering nation. I will accept for purposes of this reward any verifiable transcript of your personal conversations with God; letters, email, text messages or videos from God, or messages addressed to you from God transmitted by any third party, including the Republican National Committee or the Romney/Ryan campaign.
“I assume that you would not have made this statement unless you had been authorized by God. No one who believes in God would ever use the Almighty’s name in vain. That would be blasphemy.”
Flynt is asking for Mourdock’s proof by Monday night. I have a hunch the Republican won’t respond, but a seven-figure check awaits him.