As any sensible person would do, John Kerry minimized his taxes by doing his yachting in Rhode Island instead of his home state of Massataxachewsets. So far, so good. But when he is called on it:

“We’ve reached out to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue and made clear that, whether owed or not, we intend to pay the equivalent taxes as if the boat’s home-port were currently in Massachusetts,” Kerry said in a statement released this afternoon. “That payment is being made promptly.”

What he should have said is that he wouldn’t pay a dime until Massachusetts matched Rhode Island’s taxes. Then he’d bring his boat home. But Kerry is a Dimocrat and they think we plebeians should all pay our taxes while our lordly rulers pay their taxes only after they are caught evading them.