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In the Real World, We Call it Lying

By on 12.5.05 | 11:00AM

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson makes light of his false claim to have been drafted by the Kansas City A's years ago to Time Magainze:

LAST MONTH YOU ANNOUNCED THAT, AFTER RESEARCHING THE MATTER, YOU DETERMINED THAT THE KANSAS CITY ATHLETICS HAD NEVER DRAFTED YOU. HOW COULD YOU MISREMEMBER THAT DETAIL FOR FOUR DECADES? I had been told by various scouts that I would be drafted if I signed. When it appeared in the official program of my team that I had been drafted, I assumed it was correct. However, the mistake was mine. I should have checked. Obviously, it's become a little bit of an instance where I dropped the ball. Get it, Karen?

I GET IT. I GET IT. Get that? Dropped the ball?

Casual with the truth for years. Hilarious.

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