I am not mistaken, I was misquoted (a reprise)

Today, our friend Keith reprised a post from ten years ago that brings to mind the quote, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” Thank you, Keith, for this walk down memory lane and the reminder that lying politicians is nothing new (although I do think George Santos gets the grand prize for the biggest lies!)


George Santos is not the first politician to be caught in a lie. I wrote the following in 2013, before the age of Trump. You can tell as if it was written later, examples of his untruthfulness would be hard not to include.

On our way to school this morning, my son and daughter were arguing over who said what. My son told his sister that she is acting like a politician and uttered, “I am not mistaken, I was misquoted.” I almost ran off the road it was so funny. It reminds me that you cannot hide from your comments in this day and age. They may be taken out of context, but they have been recorded somewhere, so you cannot disown them.

Last year, Charles Barkley, the former basketball player and current sports analyst, got some flack for what appeared in his book. His classic response was he…

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10 thoughts on “I am not mistaken, I was misquoted (a reprise)

  1. “George Santos gets the grand prize for the biggest lies!”

    No, that prize goes to Angela Merkel for leading Vladimir Putin down the primrose path by negotiating the Minsk accords, knowing exactly the West would never ever honour this contract. She killed millions of people with this trick and playing America’s lapdog. 😦

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  3. Jill, thanks for the reblog. Everyone needs to know the origin of Doonesbury’s reference to George HW Bush and more about the Iran-Contra affair. The Romney episode from high school and his forgetfulness are just extremely poor form. Keith

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    • My pleasure … I thought it was a great and timely post! It seems that many of our politicians today, especially on the right-hand side of the aisle, have lost touch with truth, but as your post shows, it has always been thus.


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