If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything (Mark Twain)
A half-truth is a whole lie (Yiddish Proverb)
You’re a liar.
Despite the fact that you are Connecticut’s leading law enforcer, apparently no one ever taught you the difference between the truth and a lie.
There are four ways to lie in the court of public opinion:
- By commission — e.g., saying you served in Vietnam when you haven’t.
- By omission — e.g., by failing to note that you spent most of the Vietnam years assiduously trying to AVOID military service.
- By understatement — e.g., like saying “on a few occasions I have misspoken about my service.”
- By exaggeration — e.g., “When we returned, we saw nothing like this’’ (when speaking about Vietnam veterans as if you were one of them).
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