Liar, liar pants a’ blazing **

October 29, 2013

** with sincere apologies to The Castaways.


What infernal serpent
Has lent you his forked tongue?
From what pit of foul deceit
 Are all these whoppers sprung?

Deceiver, dissembler
Your trousers are alight
From what pole or gallows
Do they dangle in the night?

…..The Liar, by William Blake  1810

Having been a chief executive at various times during my life, I have somewhat of an idea what a person in that position should know and do.
My role was managing a few thousand people in several cities with international connections.
Having this background and understanding that the biggest part of the job is KNOWING what your subordinates are doing, this recent spate of scandals by the Administration seems to me a deplorable situation… and the public denials are simply hogwash.
The President and/or his yes men, have lied to the American people in matters of deep importance.
From the Benghazi murders, to the Fast and Furious illegal activities, to the crimes of the IRS, patent denials came quick from the White House lie department that the President did not know anything.
In addition, the Unaffordable Healthcare Act train wreck apparently became a disaster without this President’s knowledge.
So, what did the President mean when he looked Americans in the eye and said if they liked their insurance plans and their doctors they could keep them? Oh, by the way, he added, for most people the cost will go down. More hogwash.
Now comes the embarrassing NSA mess of spying on our friends.
We have two-thirds of western Europe and half of south America mad at us for spying on them… our friends. Why would you want to listen to Angela Merkel’s phone calls to her dry cleaners anyway? She seems like a nice lady.
The White House of course denies knowing anything, but our spies say different and they have proof.
All of this leads me to wonder what the president does all day, if he is not finding out what his subordinates are up to.
I guess he decides what he is having for lunch, what golf course to play. Perhaps going over his football picks for the week or
placing orders for more Obama phones…and other pressing matters.
There are only two conclusions, one can reach in this sorry state of affairs, either the President really does not know what is happening around him or he is lying to the American people and the world.
Hardly the expected behavior of a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.

I think my late mother nailed this one 50 years ago when she said, ” All politicians are liars, and some are damned liars.”

The next time we select a President, we should require the candidate’s resume to contain a tad more experience than just a community organizer and a partial term junior senator.


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