I’m always amused with your “Notable Numbers” each Saturday, and Dec. 26 was no exception with the list of the most prolific liars on today’s political scene.
I’m sure you were proud to announce that the leading liars were Dr. Ben Carson (is he telling the truth about your diagnosis?) Donald Trump (is that a hair piece?) then Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush, Republicans all. I could even sense your chest was all puffed out that your candidates were on the bottom of the list. Yes, the “List of Liars” finished off with Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton in a dead heat followed by President Barack Obama, who, by the way, lies only 25 percent of the time.
This brings me back to my upbringing when my dad, over 50 years ago, asked me; “Son, do you know how you can tell if a politician is lying?” Well, I thought my dad, being the brilliant man he was, had come up with some secret way to tell if someone is lying and couldn’t wait to hear about this method.
“Do their pupils dilate? Do they not make eye contact? How can you tell?”
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“Easy” he said, “their lips are moving.”
So it was then, and so it is now. Sad, indeed.