According to the Republican Governor’s Association (on behalf of the Ken Cuccinelli campaign), “Terry McAuliffe has been in politics his entire adult life. That’s why he just can’t tell the truth.” So, let’s get this straight: if you’ve been in politics your “entire adult life,” then you “just can’t tell the truth.” Of course, that’s ridiculous, but let’s just go with it for a minute and apply it to Virginia Republican Attorney General candidate Mark Obenshain. Here’s what Obenshain says about himself on his very own website.
Growing up in a home in which the discussion of politics was standard fare around the dinner table each night, the son of the man often dubbed the architect of the modern Republican Party of Virginia, Mark developed a passion for politics and a zeal for public service early in life…
…Mark has been politically active practically his entire life. He has served as the chairman of two Republican committees, has been a delegate to every Republican state convention since 1980, and was a member of Virginia’s delegation to the 1980 Republican National Convention, which nominated Ronald Reagan. Mark has worked on the campaigns of virtually every Republican nominee for state and local office since he began practicing law in Harrisonburg in 1987, and he serves as the President of the Richard D. Obenshain Foundation, which provides the Republican Party of Virginia with the building that is its permanent home.
That’s right, Obenshain hasn’t just been active politically his entire adult life. He’s been active politically “practically his entire life,” in his own words. Now, personally I think that’s fine. But according to the RGA and Obenshain’s running mate, Ken Cuccinelli, it is REALLY bad news. Why? Because if Terry McAuliffe “just can’t tell the truth” (aka, is a liar) as a result of him being involved in politics his “entire adult life,” then Mark Obenshain must be one of the worst liars EVER, having proudly admitted to being involved in politics “practically his entire life.” Hmmmm.
P.S. Of course, Ken Cuccinelli himself has been involved in politics most of his adult life. But then again, we already knew HE was a liar.