Friday, October 14, 2005


The Caledonian-Record News

St. Johnsbury, Vermont · Friday, October 14th, 2005 · Updated 10:15pm

Letters to the Editor


Expert liars

Friday October 14, 2005

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To the Editor:

Just like Bush's lying spirit in Iraq, one of the Republicans' most visible leaders, a defiant DeLay, said he had done nothing wrong and denounced the Democratic prosecutor who pursued the case as a "partisan fanatic."

He said, "This is one of the weakest, most baseless indictments in American history. It's a sham." DeLay, 58, was indicted on a single felony count of conspiring with two political associates.

Politicians are expert liars, because they make their living by telling people what they want to hear, not what they need to hear. Otherwise, they wouldn't get elected - at least in the U.S. (ha!). And once they do get elected, especially when they rise as far as the presidency, they just continue to lie - it becomes a habit with them. I think it's gotten worse and more blatant in recent years than it used to be.

Bush is setting the tone as politicians, authorities and government agencies can be very disagreeable toward those who disagree with them! Because the bigger the lie is, the more people are apt to believe it, because they can't possibly believe you would dare to tell such a big lie unless it was the truth! Big lies are often hard to refute, it's the little lies that can be proven false.

Ted Rudow III, MA

Menlo Park, Calif.

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