The big lie. The little white lie. The white wash, exaggeration, embellishment, fabrication, untrue declaration, canard, cock-and-bull story, falsehood, falsity, fib, fiction, inveracity, misrepresentation, misstatement, prevarication, story, untruth, fish story, tall tale and whopper.
Most people do it or can claim to have done it at least once in their lives. There's one man, however who has done a particularly good job of making a liar out of himself. He's so good, in fact, it appears that it will be his legacy. Today we celebrate the one year anniversary of Robin Hayes' big lie - the one literally heard across the country.
"I am flat-out, completely, horizontally opposed to CAFTA. "
Rep. Robin Hayes, NC-08, July 25, 2005
You can find this statement referred to in print and online in a multitude of sources like Public Citizen, Wikipedia, The Raleigh News & Observer, The Hill, Business Week, and The San Francisco Chronicle. Then there are references to the Robin Hayes' lie in the blogs. Lots of references. You can find the quote at TPM Cafe, WataugaWatch, KnowledgeDrivenRevolution and Real Values.
Much more on the flip...