"How do you know I am lying?" "Lies, my boy, are known in a moment. There are two kinds of lies, lies with short legs, and lies with long noses. Yours, just now, happen to have long noses."
Ah the joy of politics, especially Republican politics where spreading fear and lies are the coin of the realm, and armed demonstrations seem to be taking the place of nonviolent protests. We have already had our mini-Kristallnacht following the health bill signing. What's next Tea Partiers, guillotines in the town square? The armed demonstration you plan for April 19 ought to be exciting.
The latest nonsense comes from our own Massachusetts senator, Scott Brown, who is apparently desperate to shake the money tree to get re-elected. He sent out a fundraising letter that says:
It's only been a couple of months since I've been in office, and before I've even settled into my new job, the political machine in Massachusetts is looking for someone to run against me. And you're not going to believe who they are supposedly trying to recruit--liberal MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow.
Rachel lives in western Massachusetts, and recently it was reported that the chairman of the state Democratic Party had apparently tried to reach out to her in an attempt to coax her into a race against me."
But of course, even though some of us think this would be wonderful, it is absolutely untrue. Maddow took out a full page ad in yesterday's Boston Globe to make sure everyone understands exactly where she stands. It is difficult to spread lies about someone who won't let bullshit stand. Despite repeated corrections, Brown continues to spread the lie.
Rachel Maddow shoots down the bullshit from Scott Murphy.
Of course, it is nice to know that Brown lives in fear of Maddow and her never ceasing search for truth, justice and preservation of the American way of change through rational discourse. One can hope that the Massachusetts voters will keep an eye on the new Senator, and when it comes his time for reelectionin 2012 will remember what kind of person he really is.