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Tall Tales

Why do politicians…. whether local or national …. start to spout  “stories” as fact? …….

such as…sniper fire in Bosnia…or …  service denied by a hospital for a pregnant woman who was a minimum wage earner… uninsured ….unable to pay a hundred dollars ….who died after her baby died… assertions made by Senator Clinton…. at many campaign stops……

no sniper fire…no uninsured woman…

the woman did die…2 weeks after having a stillborn baby…but a check with the hospital in question ….

the woman was insured and was treated…. so why the story?

in a previous post….Senator Obama wrote about his youth…and fact trackers went to those who were there at the time….and low and behold….not true….

one local politician went around repeating a story….to many….until he was faced with the facts….he still insisted on the “story”…that is…. until the truth was put right in front of him…. no wiggle room…even then no admission was forth coming ……

when these situations arise……. everything is called into question….

their judgment….their credibility ….

a jaundiced eye is cast on all past and future “stories”…..

Tall tales….  hardly worth the air time…..

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