Wednesday, April 2, 2008


This may help in understanding HRC's handling of her misleading Bosnian tale

PROGRESSIVE REVIEW, 1998 - The following interesting exchange appeared on the Clinton Administration Scandal bulletin board:

Susan Dederich-Pejovich asked: Can anybody tell me the difference between 'lie' and 'mislead'? I think the distinction is nonsense. When a person misleads, they have to throw in a lie to throw pursuers off the track. If they didn't, the trail would lead to the truth.

Social worker Leslie A. Mathewson replied: I have worked with teenagers and criminals for over 5 years. I can tell you that in fact there is a difference between "Lie" and "mislead." "Lie" is used when a person tells an untruth and is willing/able to take responsibility for what s/he did. "Mislead" is used when an individual tells an untruth and is unwilling/unable to take the responsibility for their actions. This is a very important distinction. In my experience, those who "Lie" have a much better prognosis then those who "mislead."


At April 2, 2008 4:28 PM, Anonymous m said...

There is nothing that was misleading about Ms Clinton's Bosnia fantasies. Her behavior clearly demonstrated that she is a "lying sack of shit."

At April 2, 2008 10:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That social worker should consult the dictionary. There is nothing in any of the official definitions of "lie" about taking responsibility for the untruth.


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