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Lies don't really matter, do they?(12 posts)

Lies don't really matter, do they?94Nole
Jan 8, 2004 5:04 AM
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=578&e=6&u=/nm/20040108/ts_nm/politics_connecticut_dc

Why is this news? I didn't think it mattered how much or little politicians lie? At least that is the precendent set by our 42nd President and those who support(ed) him, right? I thought that is what we paid our politicians to do-to lie to help our side win? Or in this case, to cover up monetary and home rennovation favors by state contractors? Who really cares what he does?

Would someone please help me out? And if you aren't a politician, please promise to tell me the truth. I can handle the truth.
Nole, nole ...OldEdScott
Jan 8, 2004 6:15 AM
If you don't understand the difference between profiteering at public expense and (possibly) lying about a tawdry little affair, I don't know what to do about you.
HEHEHE - yes indeedy - nmMJ
Jan 8, 2004 6:28 AM
Yes, I know...94Nole
Jan 8, 2004 7:23 AM
it was just a feeble attempt to get something stirred up here but I guess our tolerance for lying has risen to a level of ho-hum yawning.
He's only apologizing because he got caught ...HouseMoney
Jan 8, 2004 7:14 AM
Which, unfortunately, is usually the order in which it happens (Pete Rose comes to mind as another recent example).

It's taken Rowland and his handlers 4+ weeks to determine that admitting his misdeeds & offering a mea culpa would be the politically expedient thing to do. He should face whatever consequences the law allows.

Following in Clinton's footsteps (i.e., corruption & blatant lying) is no way to govern, regardless of political party.
He's history. Needs to resign and be done with it.OldEdScott
Jan 8, 2004 8:35 AM
No way to recover from this. If he thinks he can, he's delusional, and from what I know, he may well be.

This is one thing voters rightly won't forgive, ever.
Don't underestimate the stupidity of the massesNo_sprint
Jan 8, 2004 8:38 AM
Getting caught on video smoking crack and lying under oath, thus undermining a critical pillar of our entire legal system doesn't even do it.
when your wife asks you.............rufus
Jan 8, 2004 7:31 AM
"does this outfit make me look fat?", do you lie, or tell her the truth?
How about you? What do you tell yours?No_sprint
Jan 8, 2004 7:50 AM
I cannot answer that as I've never been asked that.
Good question. I definitely...94Nole
Jan 8, 2004 8:22 AM
tell her. But with my wife, after 17 years of marriage and 2 children is still the same weight (an athletic 125-130#), so the question wouldn't be about weight, it would be about color or something like that.

I definitely tell her. She has terrible taste in clothing.
I don't go there...ColnagoFE
Jan 8, 2004 10:38 AM
Most people (not you evidently) who have been married some time know that there is no right answer to that question. And I have learned to tell her I will not rate her wardrobe because all it seems to result in is an argument. I simply refuse based on past experiences and she is usually cool with that. Why is it that women seem to have the need to try on 10 different outfits before going out only to wear the same thing they tried on in the first place? I mean how hard is it to reach in the closet and pick out some stuff that looks ok together?
when your wife asks you.............MikeBiker
Jan 8, 2004 6:51 PM
You mean I shouldn't have said "It's not the outfit that makes you fat."? Gee, no wonder she divorced me.