Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Pants on fire

Sen. Kerry's presidential campaign plummets (the FAA now calls pilot error "controlled flight into terrain"), and now he's being caught out on lie after lie after lie.

Two of the most recent: first, in today's Washington Times, Joel Mowbray reports that Kerry lied when he repeatedly claimed to have met with all the UN Security Council ambassadors during the heated 2002 debate over Iraq. It turns out that he met with four of the fifteen.

Second, and much more entertaining: Kerry has repeatedly claimed that during the sixth game of the 1986 World Series, at Shea Stadium in New York, he was sitting "30 yards away" when the ball skittered between Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner's legs and cost Boston the championship. That, too, was a lie: the self-described Football Fans for Truth did some digging and found that Kerry was at a political dinner in Boston that night. (Hat tip to Hugh Hewitt)

UPDATE: I posted this item yesterday; I had thought that the Buckner error occurred in the seventh game of that Series; it actually occurred in the sixth game. The Football Fans for Truth suggest that Kerry may have attended the seventh game, and confused that game for the sixth--but it still does not explain his clear recollection of the Buckner error that he never saw.