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Clinton's political lies

I was pleasantly surprised to read William Egginton's commentary "Fiction and political lies" Jan. 26).

I had mistakenly thought that perhaps The Sun might finally comment on Hillary Clinton's track record of creative recollections and outright fabrications.

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A poll conducted by Quinnipiac University last year showed that when asked to select one word that described the major candidates, the words most frequently applied to Ms. Clinton were "liar" (178), "dishonest" (123) and "untrustworthy" (93).

On the other side of the spectrum, few respondents used words such as "trustworthy" (9), "honest" (7) and "fair" (6) to describe the former secretary of state.

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Polls conducted by Bloomberg and Pew have showed similar results. In a recent Iowa town hall-style meeting, Ms. Clinton avoided a question from the audience about her dishonesty by simply refusing to respond to the question.

Yet rather than offer an informed opinion on the issue, Mr. Egginton used his platform to attack GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump, Christians and religious belief as the real culprits behind politicians' dishonesty. In his distorted view of history, he sees the Moorish invaders of Spain as "neighbors with Muslim origins" who the Spanish Christians "eventually exiled en mass in an act of almost apocalyptic scapegoating."

Perhaps the author should get out of his ivory tower bubble and experience what the rest of the country already seems to know: Hillary Clinton is not to be trusted.

Dennis Jankowski, Fallston


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