Originally Posted by Amnorix
From the funny and brilliant Tuesday Morning Quarterback author, Gregg Easterbrook, who is a libertarian and invariably includes political commentary (usually whacking both parties for various stupidities):
Do you really think misremembering your time in a marathon from decades ago is "not the usual politician [lie] but a real one"? It's absurd to put that untruth which may or may not have been intentional above such things as "my budget will cut the deficit by $4 trillion over 10 years" or "the healthcare bill will not increase the deficit by one dime".
This effort by supporters of Barack Obama (and Bill Clinton, I might add) to define Paul Ryan as an extraordinary liar even by politician standards is absurd.