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Congenital liar

Congenital liar

In 1996, The New York Times columnist William Safire diagnosed Hillary Clinton's real problem. He called her a "congenital liar."

Congenital is defined as "having by nature a specified character."

Following Hillary Clinton's health scare Sunday in New York, we may have reached the conclusion author Mary McCarthy did when speaking of playwright Lillian Hellman: "Every word [Hellman] writes is a lie, including 'and' and 'the'."

A person's character is a clue to the entire person and both Clintons...