It was a long time ago, but people still say, “We can fly someone to the moon but we can’t find a cure for the common cold.” Or, they may have some other comparison.
I’d like to add to that, we can’t come up with a foolproof lie detector.
Imagine how things would be different if we knew up front who was telling the truth and we knew how big the politicians thought the deficits were really going to be.
Fact checkers watching the debates found that both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump said some things that were either questionable or false or worse.
We don’t know how many were outright lies, because we don’t know if they always know exactly what is true and what is not.
Like Donald Rumsfeld said, “There are things we know that we know. There are also things that we know we don’t know. And, there are also things we don’t know that we don’t know.”
Until we come up with a decent lie detector, one poll in New Hampshire, where they turned an outhouse into a fake voting booth, is collecting votes for three candidates: Hillary, Donald, and Pinocchio.
Let me know what you think.