Saturday, January 12, 2008

This Man's a Blatant Liar

Laura Leslie nails Republican candidate for NC governor Bill Graham for telling outlandish falsehoods in his recent debate with fellow candidates Fred Smith and Bob Orr.

Graham claimed that N.C. has experienced "a 1500% increase in Hispanic illegal aliens" coming into the state since 1990. The Pew Hispanic Center puts the figure at 284 percent.

Graham claimed that taxes in N.C. have gone up 91 percent in the last ten years. Even the tax-loathing John Locke Foundation says the rate of increase has been 8.2 percent.

Graham claimed, "North Carolina's roads are the 47th worst in the country." The truthful number would have been 31st.

Not just little fibs. Big, jaw-dropping whoppers.

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