CuriousJockAZ saidClearly a slow news day at the BBC
It's not a slow news day. The man lied. When Gore embellished, the Repubs were all over him as if it were a moral failing. Then the same holds here.
I just don't understand why they lie like that. Did he really think anybody gives a crap about his marathon PB?
Yeah, and Gore's "embellishment" was mostly a bad choice of words. Instead of saying he "invented" the Internet, which means the technology, he should have said he helped to "enable" the Internet to come into being legislatively, through his work on a US Senate committee.
But to say you ran a marathon under 3 hours, when it was actually over 4 hours, if a flat-out factual lie. Coming from a US Vice-Presidential candidate who's trying to create a youthful, athletic image for himself, these lies do indeed become newsworthy.
Coupled with his other lies, like factories that Obama caused to close when Bush was actually the one in the White House, Ryan reveals himself as a serial liar. So that every lie he tells merits special scrutiny, as more proof of his unfitness for the second highest office in the land.