I've been told several times by posters that I shouldn't expect my representative to be honest to me. What was the phrase; "All politicians lie!!" Is there any small wonder that they are so dishonest???? I believe that if you know a candidate is lying you shouldn't vote for that candidate. But again..this is stupid...to some. They all lie. Let em through. Once you discover that a politician has been lying to you the smart thing to do is get rid of him....call for his or her resignation. If he or she makes promises and doesn't keep them then they have in all respects betrayed the trust you placed in them to act on your behalf. This is a bond between those who serve and those that send them to serve. In any republic or representative government trust is an essential element. So why is is so acceptable for them to lie to us? Doesn't this assure that our leaders will lie to us if we accept their lies? I'm really finding it hard to grasp this mindset. It seems that the bigger the lie the better their chances are for elective office. Nancy Pelosi scoffed at the premise that Obama was being dishonest when he said that negotiations on health care would be televised. She bluntly said "People will say anything during a campaign". Thanks for the tip lady. I know where your head is. I think once her constituents heard that admission they shouldn't vote for her...because she is dishonest and proud of it. Figure the odds on that ever happening. So we elect these lying jerks time after time and we complain when they are discovered to be liars. We make up excuses for them because we all know they really are concerned about us. This is highly doubtful. What they are really concerned about is what will keep them in that cushy job. Taking that into account what good can a dishonest politician really do for us. I would think that all they would produce is laws that are dishonest.