We all know Nancy Pelosi is a liar and a poor one, at that. Reading the account of her latest attempt to make an already unbelievable account believable, we have to wonder something. Who is she trying to convince? Is it we the people -- or herself?
Let's look at the text from the Washington Times:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, her eyes wide, her hands gesticulating wildly, on Thursday laid out a third version of what she knew and when she knew it on the Bush administration's interrogation policies, edging ever closer to debating what the meaning of the word "is" is.
With her own second-in-command now demanding more answers, the California Democrat, her voice barely audible at times, read a rambling statement at her weekly press briefing about her prior knowledge of the "enhanced interrogation techniques" (EITs) employed by under President Bush, asserting that she was not told in a September 2002 briefing that the U.S. government used waterboarding.
Minutes later, though, she acknowledged for the first time that her top security adviser was part of a February 2003 briefing in which he learned that American interrogators were in fact waterboarding suspected terrorists.
"My statement is clear, and let me read it again. Let me read it again. I'm sorry. I have to find the page," said a flustered Mrs. Pelosi, shuffling through papers, her hands quivering a bit, as she sought to stick to her prepared text.
"When — when — when my staff person — I'm sorry, the page is out of order — five months later, my staff person told me that there had been a briefing — informing that there had been a briefing and that a letter had been sent. I was not briefed on what was in that briefing; I was just informed that the briefing had taken place," she said.
Anyone can write the account, maybe it would be best to see it for ourselves:
I don't know what your experiences are, but I have seen liars long before this episode. I have been lied to by the best liars in the world; so much so, I could write a book and sell it on Amazon. So, let me tell you about lying liars and the lies they tell.
Liars often forget which lies they have told, and to whom. That's why you will likely trip them up if you keep asking them run through it again. That is why detectives will often employ this kind of strategy, when they think someone is lying.. How many times have we heard a cop in a cop show say, "alright now, let's take it from the top again"? (I doubt that's how they say it in real life, but it's what they do.)
In this instance, we have several different accounts of how this entire scenario has unfolded, several different stories told by Madame Speaker. The fact that she has a prepared text and still cannot keep it in proper order plainly tells me, she knows she's been caught red-handed. She knows that she must use a prepared text to reduce the risk of getting caught in more lies. Even at that, she still cannot do it right.
Think about it. When you tell the truth, there is no hesitation, no trepidation, and no need for deliberation. There is no need to use statements prepared for you, by your staffers. You know and it flows naturally, without signs of anxiety or nervousness.
Truth resonates and is a stabilizer.
This video clearly shows Pelosi in a destabilized state. She knows she is under the gun and there is a distinct possibility that she may lose her speakership over this. This is where others (from her own party) may desert her, like they did Jim Wright and Dan Rostenkowski.
But rest assured, it is likely that she will not learn anything from this and you can be equally sure, she'll remain a denying liar until her dying day. If she gains nothing else from this pitiful performance, she might learn the "Six P's": Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance. Had she planned her lies better, the average idiot might have believed her.
Check out the entire video lie.
Watch it. It is some of the most brilliant oratory tap dancing, you will ever witness.
Utterly amazing, Forbes has a a little piece on how to spot a liar. Follow the link to, and view, the 11 ways to spot one.