January 30, 2009 10:09AM

Political Prevaricators

As the Illinois Senate prepared to remove Gov. Rod Blagojevich from office, Republican state senator Mike Murphy said that Blagojevich “is an unusually good liar.”

Not that good, apparently. Not good enough to stay in office. As opposed to another controversial politician of whom those same words were said a few years ago.

“Clinton is an unusually good liar,” Senator Bob Kerrey (D‐​Nebraska) once told Esquire magazine. “Unusually good.”

Better than Blago, it would seem.