New York Times 1996: "Our First Lady... is a Congenital Liar"
Published as “Blizzard of Lies” January 8, 1996, New York Times Op-Ed writer William Safire, (1929-2009) an American author, columnist, journalist, and presidential speechwriter. He was a long-time syndicated political columnist for the New York Times
Americans of all political persuasions are coming to the sad realization that our First Lady — a woman of undoubted talents who was a role model for many in her generation — is a congenital liar.
Drip by drip, like Whitewater torture, the case is being made that she is compelled to mislead, and to ensnare her subordinates and friends in a web of deceit.
1. Remember the story she told about studying The Wall Street Journal to explain her 10,000 percent profit in 1979 commodity trading? We now know that was a lie told to turn aside accusations that as the Governor’s wife she profited corruptly, her account being run by a lawyer for state poultry interests through a disreputable broker.
She lied for good reason: To admit otherwise would be to confess taking, and paying taxes on, what some think amounted to a $100,000 bribe.