November 21, 2013

More Inaccurate Quotes From Mary Landrieu

Mary Landrieu started off yesterday’s ObamaCare hearing trying to be witty by reciting what she thought was a Mark Twain quotation:

“I’d like to begin by quoting, I think it was Mark Twain, who said, ‘a lie can get halfway around the world before truth gets out of bed in the morning and puts its boots on.’ so this morning, we’re going to try to give truth a chance.”

She repeated the same line about the lie at the end of the hearing, and yet again in an interview after the hearing.

But, not only did Landrieu get the quotation wrong, but Mark Twain never said “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes.”

Then again, we already know accurate quotes aren’t Landrieu’s strong suit.