Thursday, December 9, 2010

Whopper of the Year

Wouldn’t you suspect that our own Michele Bachmann has a shot at winning the competition for the Liar of the Year in 2010?
by Charlie Leck

Hey, all you Minnesotans and Michele Bachman fans all over America, keep your fingers crossed because the Congresswoman is in the running for PolitiFact’s 2010 Lie of the Year. My heart’s a-thumpin’ and my corpuscles are a-jumpin’ as I await the results. The St. Petersburg Times (and it web subsidiary, makes this big announcement annually. There is a readers’ choice winner and an overall winner who told the lie “that played the biggest role in the national discourse in the past year.”

Go take a look at the candidates this year and, please, vote for our own Michele Bachman for that readers’ choice award.

For the overall win, I think Charlie Rangel is probably running in first place with his comment after being found guilty by the House of Representatives of ethical violations of its code: “I’m glad for the wording of it because clearly the wording exonerates me.”

Yet, maybe Michele has a chance for her comments about the expense of President Obama’s trip to India – comments she continued to make time and time again even after it was pointed out to her that the numbers were gross exaggerations.

Congresswoman Bachman said, “The President of the United States will be taking a trip over to India that is expected to cost the taxpayers $200 million a day.”

Here’s an account of Representative Bachman’s lie along with an explanation of the truth.

I voted for our Congresswoman. I’m hoping you will, too.


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