09-17-2008, 09:59 AM
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09-17-2008, 06:11 PM
Woman's as crooked as a dog's hind leg and as dumb as a bag of rocks.
In other word a typical Republican.
L.A. BRONCOS FAN
09-17-2008, 10:25 PM
The Politics of Lying
Politicians have never been known for telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, but generally when caught exaggerating the truth they usually stop. This year things seem to be different. For example, Sarah Palin has said over and over that she never requested any earmarks as governor. That is patently false. (http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/washingtondc/la-na-earmarks1-2008sep01,0,6108885.story) She requested $450 million in earmarks and got most of it. Although Congress wouldn't finance the bridge to nowhere, Palin got to keep the money anyway and spend it on other projects. When called on this, a McCain spokesman, Brian Rogers said "We're running a campaign to win." In other words, we don't care what the media think. Michael Cohen has a column (http://campaignstops.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/09/16/the-politics-of-lying/) in the NY Times about lying anno 2008. Ruth Marcus has one on what an economist called "the symmetry of sin." (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/16/AR2008091602874.html?hpid=opinionsbox1) The idea is that if a reporter criticizes McCain or Palin for lying, they have an obligation to criticize Obama or Biden for lying, too. But she argues that it is not symmetric this year. Obama has been stretching the truth a little bit like quoting McCain on staying in Iraq for 100 years (which he did say) but leaving out the part where he compared it to the U.S. military presence in Germany for 60 years. In contrast, McCain and Palin have told out-and-out lies (e.g., about how Obama would raise everyone's taxes, something he never said) and repeated them even after they were pointed out numerous times.