Best Political Exchange - 2012
Dana Rohrabacher vs. Dana Rohrabacher
Over the years, we've learned that Dana Rohrabacher is a prolific liar willing to rewrite history to suit his partisan whims. But this year, Orange County's senior career politician really uttered a doozy. Rohrabacher proclaimed he'd been "a loud critic" of the decision by President George W. Bush "to go into Iraq to displace Saddam [Hussein]." Yet, in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005, the Costa Mesa Republican enthusiastically praised the Bush II invasion as "wise" and guaranteed that Iraqis would welcome American occupiers "because we will help them build a democratic society." How many times can one politician be so wrong?