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February 28, 2008

Ready To Lie From Day 1

Perhaps as you watch Hillary Clinton's dreams ripped to shreds, you've allowed yourself to feel a small measure of human sympathy for her. DO NOT MAKE THIS MISTAKE. She still feels compelled to blatantly lie about everything important, as Robert Naiman explains here.

I have high hopes an Obama administration would put more effort into its lying, and produce the kind of higher-quality lies that we as Americans deserve.

—Jonathan Schwarz

Posted at February 28, 2008 08:54 AM

Sympathy? Oh, my heavens no. Though all the serious people insist.
Empathy certainly, with a pinch of schadenfreude, as flavoring.

Posted by: Pvt. Keepout at February 28, 2008 10:13 AM

but to disagree with hillary is to be a sexist.

dailykos diarists told me so!

Posted by: almostinfamous at February 28, 2008 11:47 AM

You mean if you have elections you're not a dictator?

Posted by: Phil at February 28, 2008 12:15 PM

I should probably check on this, but isn't HRC's language simply echoing the debate question that raised this issue in the first place? The moderator asked if the candidates would meet with the leaders of "Iran or North Korea or Venezuela or Cuba on the presidential calendar without preconditions," and Obama said, essentially, Yes. Since then, HRC's been knocking him on this. It's a dumb issue but, assuming that the moderator brought up Venezuela, there's no real reason for HRC to modify his words - her point is to reference this statement of Obama's, which included Venezuela. Insofar as she changes the words, the attack is weakened, because it's no longer linked directly to what was considered (by many DC types) a gaffe.

Posted by: JRoth at February 28, 2008 12:49 PM

without private conglomerates, there is no freedom.

Posted by: hapa at February 28, 2008 03:12 PM

Without freedom there would be no private conglomorates. I mean look at Russia, or is it Venezuela? Apparently the media has decided that there is no difference, so what the hell difference does it make? Or is it even making a difference?SWIGA?

Hapa IS a true westerner.

Posted by: at February 29, 2008 02:24 PM