The Politics of Lying, by Michael A Cohen (NYTimes blog)Quicklink submitted by Joan Brunwasser Permalink
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|For better or for worse, being seen as dishonest or lying is the one line that no politician ever wants to cross. Until now, it seems. For the first time in modern political history, a presidential campaign, its candidate and running mate have engaged in a repeated pattern of lies and misstatements and seemingly done so without pause. The greatest surprise in all of this is that Mr. McCain is the one responsible.|
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