Monday, October 25, 2004

John Kerry stuck in junior high?

John Kerry, in the second presidential debate, claimed to have sat down with the UN Security Council for a few hours, a week before voting in October 2002 to authorize the use of force in Iraq. The Washington Post says this is a lie. And it wasn't just in the debate that he has repeated this anecdote. He has told the story at least seven other times. He has all the fruit of a serial exaggerator, one who lies and stretches the truth to perpetuate an aura of self-importance.

Let me compare. Let's say yesterday I went to a Bush campaign rally, and came back and reported this. Yesterday, I had a sit-down meeting with the President (I was seated in the arena). We talked about many things, especially Iraq. The President told me that he is concerned about our future if Kerry is elected. I encouraged him to stay strong (I yelled 'Go Bush' at the rally), and to stay the course (I yelled 4 more years!). At the end of the meeting, we spoke briefly about that debate question whether homosexuality is a choice. He seemed to take my words to heart.

Stretch the truth, stretch the truth, then flat out lie at the end. Kerry has been caught in a number of lies during the campaign, from running the Boston Marathon (no record of this), to being 30 feet away from Bill Buckner when he committed that gutwrenching error in Game 6 of the World Series (newspaper reports refute this, showing he was elsewhere). And they seem to be the inflating one's ego kinda lies or lying anecdotes to prove a point, like this UN one and the Christmas in Cambodia lie. Here is a longer list of his dubious deeds, with links. Michelle Malkin is also commenting on this.

Maybe those Swiftboat guys aren't lying liars after all. Maybe they were on it back at the beginning, exposing John Kerry's lies and exaggerations. It's alot like junior high, where you fib about your exploits with girls to look cool with all the guys.

As we elect the one who will hold stewardship of the Presidential office for the next four years, I am reminded that it is required of a steward to be found faithful, not vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind.

Ps 12:1-3 Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men. They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak. The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things...