In life we sometimes come across being asked a question where you might not want to tell the truth, because of a good reason of sorts. I guess the old white lie thing. As an example take the comedic line of a woman asking her man...Does this (pants, shirt, outfit) make me look fat. Whether it does or not, not too many mean are going to say YES it does. Not because they are being mean but because they don't want to sound mean or hurt someone's feelings. Now there are ways to deflect that question like...The first outfit you tried on looks better. You are not saying she is or is not fat, just that the other outfit looked better. Another example is the easter bunny or santa clause with kids. Sure they are not real, sure it is a lie to tell them it is, but it is one of those things where you are not doing it for wrong reasons, even if lying is wrong. Now with that said, as an example, we can all understand that white lies, although still a lie, is something that might be wrong but done with the best intentions. My question is, even though we might do this in normal life/situations, does it not seem that in politics in many cases a prevailing thought by politicians or campaigns that lying is better than telling the truth. Now Now I know, many are thinking politicians always lie, or as I have told someone one...You would rather climb up a tree butt naked in the middle of a blizzard than to tell the truth. And I know that in most of the cases it is not a white lie or fitting the descriptions/examples I gave earlier. But in the world of politics it seems that lying is better than telling the truth in order to advance your career. An example we have seen in the past and now recently. Once Obama said that if need be we should cross over into pakistan to get AQ. Recently Palin was asked the question and gave similar answers. Both, then and now, were taking to task about it. Not because the idea itself is bad...heck I think the majority (not all) have similar thoughts and agree. The problem with it is the idea of saying it out loud instead of behind closed doors in some sort of meeting with the understanding it would be classified for security reasons. The point is...politically speaking it seems that it would be better for these two individual to simply lie when asked that question. It seems that we all want honest politicians and just wish they would be honest in answering questions, but on the flip side we would probably pounce on them if they gave honest answers to all of the questions. I think they know this so in essence what I am saying is, in the political world is it really better off for them to lie and help themselves, and their campaigns, or is it better for them to tell the truth even if it hurts their chances? It is really a catch 22 for politicians because if they tell the truth it could be used against them but if they lie and get caught it seems even worse for them. Just find that odd, even though it is something that is not rare in life outside of politics, it just seems more prevalent in politics. Just the idea that we want politicians to be honest but at the same time if they are we are apt to jump on them.