Wednesday, March 26, 2008

New euphemism for lying

We've had "being economical with the truth" and being economical with the actuality now Hilary Clinton brings us "misspoke" to hide her lying to get attention and make her out to be something she isn't:

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has said she made a mistake in
claiming that she came under sniper fire on a trip to Bosnia in the 1990s.
"It proves I'm human," she said in Pennsylvania ahead of the key primary
election vote there on 22 April.

Her aides earlier admitted she "misspoke" in claiming she and daughter Chelsea "ran with our heads down" when arriving in Bosnia in 1996.

The human memory is a wonderful thing but it does play tricks on us, especially the way it tends to block out bad experiences and reinforces good ones. I'm sure that some of my own memories are distorted and don't agree with the actual events. But this is different.

I haven't been the target by snipers, thankfully, but I have come under fire from enemy artillery and air force in the Falklands and I can assure you that you don't make up that sort of experience without pre-planning it. They're so far up their own arses when it comes to this that they don't even have the forethought to imagine they'll get found out.

So, in short she confirms that she, like the rest of the politicians worldwide, is just a lying bastard who will do and say anything to get in to power. Bastards, the lot of 'em.

1 comment:

Vindico said...

If only this were the extent of political "mistruths"!