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Memory Lane II

All politicians break campaign promises — or most of them do — but do you recall a president who has done so with quite the ease or impunity of Barack Obama? He says he won’t sign things with earmarks, then he does — ho-hum. He says he won’t issue signing statements, or strongly implies he won’t. He does — ho-hum.

You know the story about Earl Long, right? He has flagrantly broken some campaign promise — turned on a dime. His press secretary comes in and says, “What’ll I tell ’em?” Long says, “Tell ’em I lied.”

Okay.

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