If You Repeat a Lie Often Enough . . .

If You Repeat a Lie Often Enough . . .

Governor Sarah Palin thinks that if you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it. Despite correction by the press, independent fact-checkers, and (of course) Democrats, Mrs. Palin told crowds in Lebanon, OH and Lancaster, PA yesterday that she had rejected Gravina Island’s “Bridge to Nowhere,” reports Jonathan Weisman in today’s Washington Post.

“If you repeat a lie often enough, people will beleive it.” NotionsCapital  has not found a solid source for this adage, though it is often attributed to, well, European leaders who lost World War II.

What is certain is that Sarah Palin was publicly in favor of the “Bridge to Nowhere” while campaigning to become Governor of Alaska; against it after she was elected.

Did Governor Palin refuse to accept the earmarked funds? No, even though now she says otherwise.

Has Governor Palin repeated these lies so long that she believes them herself?


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3 Responses to “If You Repeat a Lie Often Enough . . .”

  1. anOCgirl Says:

    i read that post article this morning and thought it was excellent. even mccain’s campaign manager said that this election is not about the issues. i think palin’s beginning to believe her own lies. and the public is buying it.

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