After many emails, I think most readers are right that my putting Palin's silly comment about listening to Biden's speeches in second grade is a loose bit of hyperbole, not a lie as I have defined it in the series of Palin lies I've compiled so far. So I fixed the post. My criterion for a lie is something she knows is untrue, and can be shown objectively to be untrue by the public record. So our list is now back to fifteen such lies, not sixteen. Thanks for keeping me on my toes.I wonder if Gwen Ifill could ask Palin to address just one of the lies in the debate. Why not ask her when exactly did she ask her girls for permission to accept the McCain nomination after she had been asked? She said one thing to Gibson and another thing to Hannity. To whom was she teling the truth?

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