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In the stands and from a distance at a Chicago Bears Football Game.

Updated on February 2, 2012
Rod Blagojevich, Barack Obama, and Richard Daley during a rally in Chicago , April 16, 2007.(Photo Reuters)
Rod Blagojevich, Barack Obama, and Richard Daley during a rally in Chicago , April 16, 2007.(Photo Reuters)
N Twenty...I think!
N Twenty...I think!

This hub is from an email I recieved, so it's hardly original, but the email was funny enough, whilst still illustrating the hypocracy of politicians, so I decided to post it as a hub.

It will not score well, for there is duplication in it, but it will serve it's purpose, which is to show that lying never achieves any good result, and leads to loss of faith and trust, as well as the opportunity to be ridiculed in public for your deception.

The original email is reproduced below... but having tried to verify it's integrity, I cannot say that it is 100% truth, but it does reflect the society we live within.... and it is funny!

The email reads....

Rod Blagojevich, is the former Illinois Governor who tried to sell Obama's seat in Congress.. Obama was asked by the press if he had ever met Gov. Ron Blagojevich.

Barack Obama: "I only saw Rod Blagojevich one time ... and that was in the stands and from a distance at a Chicago Bears Football Game."

To understand the next 4 years, you have to understand "the world according to Chicago . While Chicago is a city in Illinois , it is almost a completely different country when it comes to politics, with a whole different set of morals and lang uage.

There are only three rules and a Prime Directive which anybody can understand.

You don't even need an attorney to understand them -- and if you need an attorney ... Well, you know too much ... so look out for Rule #3!

  1. No matter what you see, hear, or do....you don't know anybody and you don't know nothing!
  2. If you capture something on tape or camera....it doesn't reveal nothing!
  3. If you know what everybody knows in Chicago....well, you still don't know nothing.

The PRIME DIRECTIVE in CHICAGO ... No matter what the vote, Democrats win the election.

Now pay close attention!

It's very simple -- we'll illustrate. Remember, you know nothing.


These two? They don't know each other! They said they didn't..
These two? They don't know each other! They said they didn't..
They never actually met face to face.
They never actually met face to face.
The guy on the left? For all you know he's Santa Claus. And the guy on the right ... well, he's the Easter Bunny! That's all you need to know.
The guy on the left? For all you know he's Santa Claus. And the guy on the right ... well, he's the Easter Bunny! That's all you need to know.

We don't see nothing!

Make an appointment with your eye doctor ... your eyes are lying to you! Ca'pish?

Remember Jimmy Hoffa? He knew too much and now ..... well, now no one knows where he is.

Is the big picture clear? Not these pictures! Remember, you've already forgotten them ....

Now, ain't that simple? They don't know each other and they never met!

How is that possible? 'CAUSE THEY SAID SO! And don't forget it!

So how's that whole "Hope & Change" thing working out for ya? I would love to know. SHARE....

SO MUCH FOR CHARACTER, INTEGRITY AND SUNSHINE

Why do people lie?

Simply put because they believe they can get away with it, and unfortunately in this world they can, for these photos above must have been in the public domain for months, yet there is no outcry that the most powerful man in the world (ostensibly) is supposedly a liar.

I say supposedly not to protect myself, but to protect the man, for in research it is difficult to find a definitive answer as to whether President Obama actually denied meeting Governor Blagojevich.

And if he never said that, then this hub would be worthless anyway.... or would it?

For the real question here is do politicians lie, and should they be permitted to do so?

We all know the 'their lips are moving' joke that happens to be truth, but why do we accept this. If the email that sparked me to write this hub is false (and please tell me if you can prove it's veracity either way) then why has it not been shown as false?

If it is the truth, why has this man been allowed to walk away from a lie.

I can imagine someone telling a lie in haste as they replied to a loaded media question, but allowing it to proliferate unopposed is foolish, but then maybe there are too many lies out there to worry about one little fib, and maybe the email does accurately display how politics are run in Chicago?

Any Americans care to comment on this, to prove or disprove the supposed fact that the President of the United States has apparently told a blatant lie and gotten away with it?

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    • aguasilver profile imageAUTHOR

      John Harper 

      8 years ago from Malaga, Spain

      Hi factchecker, I agree, there is an irony, however I always remember the old joke.... how can you tell if a politicians lying?......

      His lips move!

      The matter for me was that President Obama distanced himself from this man when the proverbial hit the fan, when clearly they had a relationship in their respective capacities.... either way you look at it, he's either a fair weather friend or a sycophant looking to stay on the winning team.

      I expect.... well not actually expect, but would HOPE for more from people.

      John

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      fact checker 

      8 years ago

      the irony of this is the long discussion on why do people lie? the truth is, Obama never made that statement. someone blatantly lied in an effort to make him look like a liar.

    • De Greek profile image

      De Greek 

      8 years ago from UK

      I am quite shocked by this, as I grately admire Preident Obama. Sad if true.

    • i scribble profile image

      i scribble 

      8 years ago

      Hi aguasilver,

      I appreciate that you have the integrity to research the info you hear/read & to qualify the assertion that Obama denied knowing Blago as unverified. Many don't bother with these details, and just repeat & believe what they want.

      I hope you will check out my new hub on Blago, titled Blagojevich on Celebrity Apprentice, and weigh in with your opinion, whether you agree with me or not. I will check out some of your other hubs. You have many more followers than me, and we joined around the same time, so you must be doing something right.

    • aguasilver profile imageAUTHOR

      John Harper 

      8 years ago from Malaga, Spain

      Thanks Dean, I assessed it worth a punt!

      John

    • cheaptrick profile image

      cheaptrick 

      8 years ago from the bridge of sighs

      I'd like to point out that"Guido"and the"boys"are a Small fraction of Italian Americans.The rest of us are busy making Pizza!So..Fagetabutit!LOLOL

      Great hub duplicate content or not John!

      Thanks

      Dean

    • michiganman567 profile image

      michiganman567 

      8 years ago from Michigan

      Hmm, I wonder why Blogo never went to jail for selling a Senate seat.

      And what is this I think 20 business?

    • Dave Mathews profile image

      Dave Mathews 

      8 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      To be a successful politician or to be a successful lawyer, the three college class both have to attend is LYING 101,202,and 303 and if you don't pass these classes with strait "A s" you dont qualify.

      Sincerely,

      Dave.

    • Pamela99 profile image

      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Chicago has always been run by a bunch of crooks so this is no surprise. It seems they all lie. Good hub.

    • Hmrjmr1 profile image

      Hmrjmr1 

      8 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Welcome to the wonderful world of Chicago Politics! In Chi town the one thing you must do well is remove the snow from the streets, if you can do that the folks will let you do just about anything else you want! That's why Obama is having so much trouble moving his agenda, The Feds don't own any snow plows!! They only know how to make snow not remove it!

    • aguasilver profile imageAUTHOR

      John Harper 

      8 years ago from Malaga, Spain

      Morning Dusty, Good to see you, I hope you have a fine day where you are!

      John

    • 50 Caliber profile image

      50 Caliber 

      8 years ago from Arizona

      Anybody with any sense knows the pair of them are liars I don't see that changing, as that change isn't part of his plan.

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