Condoleezza Rice responded to Barbara Boxer's recent presentation of her (Rice's) history of lies this way:
"Senator, we can have this discussion in any way that you would like. But I really hope that you will refrain from impugning my integrity."What integrity? She is a liar. Alberto Gonzales is a liar. They are all liars. Have we as a nation become the People of the Lie?
Here are some quotes to think about:
The three-year-old who lies about taking a cookie isn't really a "liar" after all. He simply can't control his impulses. He then convinces himself of a new truth and, eager for your approval, reports the version that he knows will make you happy.
Cathy Rindner Tempelsman, U.S. Journalist. Child-Wise, ch. 2 (1994)
There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.
Attributed to Benjamin Disreali by Mark Twain, Mark Twain's Autobiography, p. 246 (1924)
Emilia: You told a lie, an odious, damned lie; / Upon my soul, a lie, a wicked lie.
William Shakespeare, Othello, Act 5, Sc 2, 1. 180-1