It comes down to this. Republicans think it is okay to lie if it advances the agenda of the RNC. We have plenty of big examples like Michael Castle who claims to be moderate in spite of the evidence in his voting record, and we have plenty of small examples, like this:A Young Bush Appointee Resigns His Post at NASA
By ANDREW C. REVKIN
George C. Deutsch, the young presidential appointee at NASA who told public affairs workers to limit reporters' access to a top climate scientist and told a Web designer to add the word "theory" at every mention of the Big Bang, resigned yesterday, agency officials said.
Mr. Deutsch's resignation came on the same day that officials at Texas A&M University confirmed that he did not graduate from there, as his résumé on file at the agency asserted. - Via the New York Times
By the way - I know Lyndon Johnson lied about Viet Nam war and I know Clinton lied about his sex life. No need to remind me. I'm not saying no democrats ever lied. I'm saying that lying is now an integral part of what it means to be a republican.