Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Such Lies and Videotape

It's official. Hillary Clinton told lies when she addressed a meeting in Philadelphia, dramatically telling them that both she and Chelsea , and the rest of her group "ran with our heads down" from the plane to avoid sniper fire at the Tuzla Air Base.

She told a lie. A clearly thought out lie. A deliberate, deceitful lie. An orchestrated, previously planned lie. A typical Clinton lie that we have all heard for two decades.

Videotape from the event contradicts her story. If she had told the same story in court, under oath, she would have been charged with perjury.

And now she compounds the lie with another lie.

"I say a lot of things -- millions of words a day -- so if I misspoke, that was just a misstatement," she said.

When people misspeak, they get a couple of words wrong. When they make misstatements, they usally get names or figures wrong. But when people recount to the world, in dramatic form, an imaginative event in order to get their votes, that is a downright lie, because it's meant to deceive voters and cheat them of the truth.

This is typical Clintonesque politics and the challenge for us is this: are we still willing to be lied to by the Clintons, or have we risen above their despicable, lying politics, and look for leaders who are truthful?

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