Election ’08: Lies to the 14th Power

During the heavily watched vice presidential debate, Sen. Joe Biden lied at least 14 times, according to the McCain campaign. He was evidently counting on Sarah Palin’s inexperience, somnambulant moderator Gwen Ifill, and the event format to help him get away with all the prevarication. (For those who still care about facts in this election, go to http://townhall.com/columnists/AmandaCarpenter/2008/10/03/biden_tells_14_lies_during_vp_debate.) And for the most part, he did.

Biden seemingly prefaced each lie with the phrase, “God love ‘im,” so I guess that makes it okay. All’s fair in love and political war, and all that. Wait, I thought this was a campaign of “change.”

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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