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Opening Arguments

Their lips are moving

Here's a novel idea:

JASPER, Ind. —  Two challengers for an Indiana congressional seat have agreed to be hooked up to lie detectors during a debate, but an official with the incumbent's party dismisses the idea as "bizarre."

Ninth District Republican Party Chairman Larry Shickles on Wednesday proposed the political polygraphs for Democratic Rep. Baron Hill, GOP challenger Mike Sodrel and Libertarian candidate Eric Schansberg. The three are scheduled to debate Oct. 21, but an official with a debate co-sponsor said lie detectors won't be included.

I dunno. They say sociopaths can beat a lie detector, and these are politicians, after all. You know the old joke: How can you tell when a politician is lying?


Bob G.
Thu, 10/09/2008 - 9:09am

Frank Rizzo (former mayor of Philly) failed a lie detector test in the 70s...

And with some people, the test cannot be called "conclusive" , as they are prone to being stressful by nature.

On average, the results are convincing enough to employ it's use, but for a politician?
Save the polygraph...the lips ARE moving.