It used to be that getting caught in a lie was a bad thing. But with the patron saint of fibbery in the White House these days, lying is in vogue even when your lie can be easily disproved. Case in point comes from Arizona, where Gov. Doug Ducey last week said he never told the state Commerce Authority to rescind a $1 million incentive package to Nike after the shoe company opted to not produce a new “Betsy Ross flag” shoe. But as the Arizona Republic notes, the governor himself took to Twitter to say he had ordered the agency to pull the incentives back, something the agency confirmed they did at his behest. When questioned about his walk back, the gov told reporters to “re-read the tweet” in which he announced his order. We did, governor. And you did. Maybe his vision is obstructed by his rapidly growing nose.
-- By RICH EHISEN