LOL! Yes, it is backfiring, on Mittster. Harry's not lying, he wouldn't have put it out there if it wasn't true.
I hope that Mitt refuses to release them.
"Whatever Reid's motives are (probably boiled down to "God, I hate that fucking Mitt Romney jerk"), it doesn't matter. What matters is that the story, true or not, is alive. The Rude Pundit has advocated that we tell better lies than the right because lies (whether as scurrilous accusations or the creation of a mythology) are what win elections. Now, you can get all self-righteous and say that we shouldn't sink to the level of Karl Rove, but the ends justify the means, man. "