Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Lying Liars Club

Read this interesting op-ed piece by Pat Forde about Nick Saban who just left his job as the Miami Dolphins head coach to be the new football coach at Alabama. Saban had angrily maintained on several occasions he was not interested in the Alabama job hence drawing Forde's ire.

Which makes me wonder what Forde thinks of the president. On November 1, 2006, George Bush said he wanted Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Vice President Dick Cheney to remain with him until the end of his presidency. "Both of these men are doing fantastic jobs and I strongly support them", Bush said. A week later, after the mid-term elections, Bush announced Rumsfeld's resignation. Bush's explanation for this deception was he didn't want to "inject a major decision about this war in the final days of a campaign."

I know politicians lie all the time but I'm surprised this brazen example didn't get more press.

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