The Artistry of the Clinton Lie

by Rich Lowry

There’s nothing like being lied to by Bill Clinton. He just has a knack for dishonesties that are so blatant and amusing that it’s difficult to hold them against him. Here’s a classic instance, cleaning up his Bain mess:

I didn’t have any idea, when I was giving that answer, that I was wading into some controversy in the campaign, because I haven’t seen the ads, and I’m not following it, and I’m not really part of it. But you’d have to know about a specific case to know whether it was a good or a bad thing. But there are a lot of good people in that business doing good things. That’s the point I was making.