Friday, May 01, 2009

Government of Transparent Lies

Here's your transparent government at work.

The Vice President, Joe Biden, was performing on NBC’s “Today” show. He said, that because of the swine flu, he would not travel in “confined places,” such as an airplane or the subway. That's a little bit beyond the cavalier measures of Obama and Napolitano, but the fool in this court is giving the best advice.

However, according to Baghdad Bob Gibbs, the vice president was not differing from the Obama administration’s advice to the country. Gibbs actually said, “I think what the vice president meant to say was the same thing that many members have said in the last few days and that is, if you feel sick, if you are exhibiting symptoms, flu-like symptoms, coughing, sneezing, runny nose, then you should take precautions, then you should limit your travel.”

Now, this is an outright lie. When an ABC reporter pointed that out by saying, “With all due respect, and I sympathize with you trying to explain the vice president’s comments, that’s not even remotely close to what he said,” Gibbs got huffy. He lied some more by saying, “I understood what he said. I’m telling you what he meant to say.” He did all this with a straight face while people were laughing at him.

I get it now. This is the administration of transparent lies. How lucky for us all that we have Baghdad Bob to make it entertaining. Before this is over he may win the jester's hat from Biden.

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