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Editorial: Politicians lie? Shazam!

In an editorial in the Moscow-Pullman Daily News, Devin Rokyta comments:

Here's an old joke: How do you know a politician is lying? His lips are moving. We'd like to add "her" to the answer -- yes, Hillary, we are thinking of you. We all lie -- according to experts most of us started around the age of 3 -- but, it turns out, some of us just do it more and politicians are the kings (and queens) of telling fibs. According to a recent story from The Associated Press, experts in psychology and political science say politicians lie more often than your average Joe and Jolene, distorting the truth more frequently and deceiving in larger ways -- and of course the consequences are much higher. Did anyone really need an expert in psychology or political science to tell us that? More here.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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