Alaska's willingness to do business with Exxon was like having your parents rent the basement to the guy who date raped you on prom night. Now Palin is claiming victory for the people of Alaska? Reality Deficit Disorder, now in book form.
I draw a big line between little lies and big ones. Serious lies -- the big time betrayals of trust -- are probably never good for relationships of any kind. Little lies are often a different matter entirely.
Handicappers who rate this episode a win for Obama overlook the fact that what the president said should have been false. If your parents are illegal, says the bill, we don't care how sick you get, or even if you die.
Obama said that "nothing else even comes close" to health care expenditures in terms of causing the federal deficit. In fact, something does -- the military budget -- but that topic is off limits for some reason.