There's an old Dilbert cartoon where Dilbert becomes enraged when a co-worker offers a transparent lie to excuse his failure to do work (being killed by squirrels, I think.) Dilbert insists that good conduct requires the co-worker to offer a more plausible lie (such as, if I recall correctly, being kidnapped by squirrels).
I am getting more like that with politicians. I want, if not honesty, at least a lie reflecting that the politician made an effort, and didn't simply say "look, these losers don't pay attention anyway and don't have anyone else to vote for, so we can make up any damn thing."
Case in point: Hillary Clinton's lame spin about her vote on the Iraq War.
For future reference, Senator Clinton, any explanation that incorporates the phrase "but Chuck Hagel saaaaaaaaaaid . . . . " is per se an unacceptably bad lie. Show me you care enough to come up with something better. Where's the love?
Last 5 posts by Ken White
- Hate Speech Debate on More Perfect Live - September 5th, 2017
- Popehat Goes To The Opera: Un ballo in maschera - August 19th, 2017
- Department of Justice Uses Search Warrant To Get Data On Visitors to Anti-Trump Site - August 14th, 2017
- America At The End of All Hypotheticals - August 14th, 2017
- Lawsplainer: Why John Oliver Is Anti-Diversity Now - August 11th, 2017