If you subscribe to the theory that physical attributes can be used to detect lying you will probably agree with Bill Hoffman’s NEWSMAX article.
There are many ‘tells‘ that can be used to detect lying. Poker players use this talent to win at cards. That’s not the premise of this article, however. It just uses plain old common sense. The Peanuts reference is a great visual.
Do you get the feeling that words are being parsed in the statement about Hillary’s practice being allowed?
“I don’t think the excuse is going to fly at all. It’s not flying now because the whole notion of Hillary Clinton and honesty is an oxymoron and the voters are coming to that conclusion,” Mitchell said.
“William Safire, the late columnist for the New York Times, once during one of the Clinton scandals, I think at the beginning of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, referred to Hillary Clinton as a congenital liar. Now that’s not a very nice thing to say, but actually that is the truth.
Congenital liar is a very strong term to use on anyone, but reflects the majority of American opinion at this time.
“She is a congenital liar and she’s a little bit like that character in ‘Peanuts,’ Pig-Pen, where he had a little cloud of dust follows him everywhere he goes. Dishonesty just seems to circulate like a little cloud of dust around Hillary Clinton everywhere she goes.”
Pig-Pen, one of the most beloved characters in “Peanuts,” is pals with Charlie Brown and is always seen in a pair of filthy overalls with a cloud of dust trailing him.
Mitchell, a partner at Foley & Gardner LLP, whose clients include tea party groups and Republican senators, recalled Clinton’s reaction when the scandal involving her husband President Bill Clinton and White House intern Monica Lewinsky first emerged.
“She went onto the ‘Today’ show and she said, this is all a lie, this is part of the vast right-wing conspiracy,” Mitchell told Steve Malzberg.
“That’s where that term came from and, of course, we now know that was a complete lie.”
It is a shame to drag Pig Pen to this level. Apologies to Peanuts!