When Someone Asks You If You Are A God, You Say "Yes!"

Pelley began by asking Clinton, “You know in ’76, Jimmy Carter famously said, ‘I will not lie to you.’”

“Well, I will tell you, I have tried in every way I know how, literally from my years as a young lawyer, all the way through my time as Secretary of State to level with the American people,” Clinton claimed.

Pelley replied, “You talk about leveling with the American people. Have you always told the truth?”

“I’ve have always tried to, always, always,” Clinton suggested.
These sound more like the ramblings of a suspect in an interrogation room with their hands cuffed to the table than a presidential candidate. How on Earth is the question, are you going to lie to us a tough one? Even if you’re talking out the side of your mouth, the answer is no. There’s some panic setting in at Clinton HQ as much as her many surrogates insist that they always knew it was going to be a long, hard slog.


raven said...

When the 3AM call comes....


E Hines said...

How do you try to tell the truth? Either you do, or you do not. There is no try.

Trump was asked the same question by van Susteran; he at least gave a straightforward answer: he doesn't lie.

Both, though, missed the opportunity to point out the foolishness of the question. If it needs to be asked, the only way any answer can be believed is through confirmation bias. And that's not an indication of the answer's accuracy.

Eric Hines