When we were kids, our school teachers would start a story with “Once upon a time …” When we were in high school or college a friend might start a story with “You’re not going to believe this.” In those examples, we knew the story was either a fairy tale or embellished.
Today when a politician adds the line, “Now this is the truth” to his or her story, we know that it’s either a lie or greatly embellished.
In watching the news, I saw President Obama say that “Hillary Clinton is the most qualified and honest candidate ever to run for president.” He finished that line with “And that’s the truth.”
Makes you wonder why he felt the need to add that last sentence. A Freudian slip perhaps?
John Waayers, Fresno