From a column headlined “Liestrong” by actress Jamie Lee Curtis, posted this morning on the Huffington Post:
The candidates [in last night's debate] themselves talked about “that’s a lie” and “look it up.” Look it up where?
Wikipedia? Really? I like PolitiFact.com with their “Liar, liar pants on fire” thermometer of truthfulness. Where else can you get the truth? “You can’t handle the truth!” Thanks Tom, Jack, Rob and Aaron.
Can any of us handle the truth? From the beginning of recorded time people have lied, betrayed loved ones and thrown people under the bus, even if the bus’ wheels were made of stone, just to save the fiction of their story. Would any of us lie to save our skin, family, home, career, election or jersey? Are our heroes really who we think they are or are they a fiction? If they are human, they are flawed and inherently apt to manipulate the truth to get something.
Our elected officials are just that. Elected people with lives and lies and truths and secrets. Be careful with your Twitter pocket full of stones. All our houses are glass, transparent and fragile.