Sunday, November 05, 2006
The thing is, they're not even good liars.
The most amazing thing about the recent Ted Haggard sleaze-a-palooza is how clearly it shows how bad the right-wing wankersphere is at lying -- even when they've had so much practice at it.
Remember, these are the people who, first, were absolutely adamant that Saddam Hussein had WMDs (and who even knew exactly where those WMDs were), only to backpedal furiously later by suggesting that they only meant he had a WMD "program."
These are the people who assured everyone how the invasion of Iraq would be a "cakewalk" and could be done on the cheap with minimal troops, and who are now denying having said any such thing.
These are the people who continually linked Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda, only to later disavow any knowledge of having suggested any such thing.
These are the people who accused Democrats of being cowardly, treasonous scum because those Democrats weren't prepared to "stay the course." "Stay the course?" those same wankers now ask in astonishment. "Hey, that wasn't us."
And in uber-douchebag Ted Haggard, we have the latest data point in a long line of data points that these people can't seem to lie to save their lives. Haggard first denies knowing Jones, then admits, well, OK, he knows him but, hey, the only reason he went to a gay hooker was for a massage, and only because the hotel gave him the referral.
Now, hands up, all those of you who are actually stupid enough to believe the hotel story. (I mean besides you folks -- raising your hands would be depressingly redundant.)
It's not even the lies anymore -- it's that they're so astonishingly implausible, if not outright crap from the outset. It's as if these people have been lying for so long, and have been getting away with it for just as long, that they can't even be bothered to put any effort into their dishonesty. "Sure, he's a gay whore, but I'm just here for the physiotherapy."
Jesus, even a bored six-year-old can come up with better stories than that. Which, when you think about it, sort of explains that whole demographic, doesn't it?