On occasion, I've referred to the residents of Wankerville not just as "liars," but as "pathological" liars; that is, they seem positively incapable of telling the truth (see: Blogging Tories).
Exhibit 57,236: Bugman Tom DeLay on Chris Matthews:
Anyone catch the Bugman on Hardball pimping his new book? He's gone round the twist:
MATTHEWS: You say [Dick Army] was "drunk with ambition."
DELAY: Actually that's not what I said. What I said was "blinded by ambition. "Drunk with ambition" is a quote of a cliche.
MATTHEWS: Why would I underline it in the book?
DeLay babbles for a while as Matthews looks up the quote:
MATTHEWS: "He resented me for being the other Texan on the leadership team and he resented me for being in the way of his becoming Speaker of the House. Beware the man drunk with ambition."
DELAY: Uh, read the sentence before that.
MATTHEWS: That's what I just did.
DELAY: It says "blinded by ambition."
MATTHEWS: No, I'll read the sentence again: "He resented me…" It's right here in your book. You gotta read it. (Matthews hands him the book). I'm sorry Tom but it's there. It says "drunk with ambition."
DELAY: That is the cliche…but right up here, I don't have my glasses on, right up here it says "blinded by ambition."
So tell me -- how dishonest do you have to be to adamantly deny something that you wrote when the book that contains it is being held up in front of you where you can read it for yourself?
There's a reason they call us on the Left the "reality-based" community, you know.
FREE AT NO EXTRA CHARGE: Let's go to the videotape.