Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Who are the biggest liars?

Whenever you start a conversation about politicians, it's only a matter of time before someone says "They're all liars". And yet, even among the "liars", Hillary is regarded as the biggest liar. Therefore, you may be a little surprised to discover this. From this morning's Guardian...

As for her statements on issues, Politifact, a Pulitzer prize-winning fact-checking organization, gives Clinton the best truth-telling record of any of the 2016 presidential candidates. She beats Sanders and Kasich and crushes Cruz and Trump, who has the biggest “pants on fire” rating and has told whoppers about basic economics that are embarrassing for anyone aiming to be president.

I'd recommend this article written by former New York Times editor-in-chief Jill Abramson, who has investigated Hillary pretty much continuously for the past twenty five years. The title of the article is "This May Shock You: Hillary Clinton is Fundamentally Honest".

Of course, there is a caveat--she is way too secretive and protective of her privacy--which often leads to the appearance of being dishonest. But when the actual substance is investigated...turns out she is the most honest of all the remaining candidates.

I realize that may not be a high bar, but these are the choices we have left.