Excerpts from The Washington Post
By: Marc A. Thiessen
Monday, September 19, 2016
“Hillary Clinton tells us she is recovering from a mild case of pneumonia, but less than half of American voters believe her belated explanation of why she appeared to faint leaving a 9/11 commemoration. If she wants to understand why, she can find the answer in a children’s poem.
“In his 1907 classic, ‘Matilda Who told Lies, and was Burned to Death,’ Hilaire Belloc tells the story of a young girl who ‘told such Dreadful Lies, It made one Gasp and Stretch one’s Eyes' …
“Today, it is the American people who have been burned … by Hillary Clinton’s dreadful lies. Let’s review just a few examples of her serial dishonesty:
“She lied repeatedly about her emails. She lied when she said she had ‘turned over everything I was obligated to turn over’ (FBI Director James Comey said the FBI ‘discovered several thousand work-related e-mails that were not among the group of 30,000 e-mails returned by Secretary Clinton to state in 201’). She lied when she said there was ‘no classified material’ in her private emails . . . that there was nothing ‘classified at the time’ . . . and that there was nothing ‘marked classified’ in her private emails — all of which the FBI director said were untrue …
“And her dishonesty stretches back decades. As the late, great William Safire pointed out in a 1996 New York Times column, she delivered a ‘blizzard of lies’ as first lady — about Whitewater, the firing of White House travel aides, her representation of a criminal enterprise known as the Madison S&L and how she made a 10,000 percent profit in 1979 commodity trading simply by studying the Wall Street Journal. Even back then … Clinton was ‘a congenital liar' ...
"A recent NBC News poll found that just 11 percent of Americans say Clinton is honest and trustworthy. To put that in perspective, 14 percent of American voters believe in Bigfoot. In other words, more Americans believe that a large, hairy, hominoid creature inhabits the forest of North America than believe that Hillary Clinton tells the truth.
“So if Clinton wonders why so many believe she is lying about her health, it is because she has lied so many times, about so many things, that most Americans no longer believe a word she says — even if she’s telling the truth.
“When she opens her mouth, people look at her like Belloc’s Matilda and say, ‘Little Liar.’”
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