Thursday, August 25, 2011

Paul or Perry vs Obama?

Ron Paul
Panderbear has a modest proposal. Only permit politicians to run for their party's nomination if the truthfulness of their statements is better than the flip of a coin. No inveterate panderers allowed. Were that the case the 2012 Presidential campaign would pit Ron Paul against President Obama. The most recent Truth Quotient ranking shows, of those vying for the Presidency, only Paul and Obama can claim overall truthfulness better than 50-50 (TQ>1.0). Both are mostly truthful.

Rick Perry? His ranking is two notches below Sarah Palin's! Perry ties with Michele Bachmann for most "Pants on Fire" ratings. These statements are not just false, they are insultingly egregious whoppers. Perry's veracity percentage would be handily whopped by a coin toss. I guess this makes the Governor a shoe-in for the Republican nomination. Just what we need, another know-nothing-and-proud-of-it, cut-taxes-first-and-ask-questions-later conservative Texas governor for President.

[Recent Truth Quotient rankings would have President Obama running against, well, nobody. None of the remaining Republican candidates have a TQ>1.0]

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