…but I’m going to do it anyway: liar, liar, pants on fire!
I’m referring to this Obama interview with George Stephanopoulos (video available at the link), which features what seems to me to be one of the most egregious lies Obama has ever told. And that’s saying something.
But then again, maybe it’s just that Obama is as profoundly ignorant as Charles Gibson (although at least Obama admits to having heard of the ACORN scandal itself, which is more than Gibson managed to do). But I vote for mendacious over ignorant.
Here’s the exchange between Obama and Stephanopoulos:
STEPHANOPOULOS: How about the funding for ACORN?
OBAMA: You know, if — frankly, it’s not really something I’ve followed closely. I didn’t even know that ACORN was getting a whole lot of federal money.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Both the Senate and the House have voted to cut it off.
OBAMA: You know, what I know is, is that what I saw on that video was certainly inappropriate and deserves to be investigated.
STEPHANOPOULOS: So you’re not committing to — to cut off the federal funding?
OBAMA: George, this is not the biggest issue facing the country. It’s not something I’m paying a lot of attention to.