Are like oil and water. In the opening graph of another screed at John McCain’s official campaign blog, Goldfarb states the following:
Today the New York Times launched its latest attack on this campaign in its capacity as an Obama advocacy organization. Let us be clear about what this story alleges: The New York Times charges that McCain-Palin 2008 campaign manager Rick Davis was paid by Freddie Mac until last month, contrary to previous reporting, as well as statements by this campaign and by Mr. Davis himself.
From the headline of the NY Times:
McCain Aide’s Firm Was Paid by Freddie Mac
One of the giant mortgage companies at the heart of the credit crisis paid $15,000 a month from the end of 2005 through last month to a firm owned by Senator John McCain’s campaign manager, according to two people with direct knowledge of the arrangement.
Ben Smith is having none of Goldfarb’s nonsense.
It is time for a new rule, which I will name after Hank Paulson, who yesterday proved to be incapable of providing his opening statement without lying. At any rate, Paulson’s Law goes like this:
“If the very first thing that comes out of your mouth is a lie or an outright distortion, there is no reason for anyone to pay any attention to or believe anything you have said afterwards.”
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Actually, there is an ancient legal maxim that long pre-dates “Paulson’s Law”:
“falsus in unum, falsus in omnibus” = false in one thing, false in everything