Martin O’Malley: Is It Bullshit Or Not?
In his 2005 award-winning book, “Bullsh*t”, author Harry Frankfurt made the case that those who spread bovine excrement do so – especially the successful spreaders – because they are not concerned about whether or not anything they say is true. Frankfurt, a philosopher, concludes that excessive indulgence in bull shoveling undermines the BS-ers ability to tell the truth in a way that lying does not. Liars, he writes, at least acknowledge that it matters what is true.
When Gov. O’Malley speaks – as in his remarks to the think tank gathering – facts never seem to matter.
The governor likes to claim that he has presided over billions of dollars in spending cuts while reality finds the state budget has grown by 30-percent during his tenure.
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A blatant lie or just plain bull cookies?