Jeff Sessions: White Lies

The Google definition of a white lie:

          “a harmless or trivial lie, especially one told to avoid hurting someone’s feelings.”

In honor of the recent verbal gymnastics performed by Jeff Sessions while under oath and in a televised press conference, I would like to propose an alternate definition of ‘White Lie’ (caps for emphasis):

         “a harmful, non-trivial word construction expertly formed and delivered such as to avoid hurting one’s own political aspirations.” (See transcripts – Jeff Sessions Attorney General confirmation hearing, and Jeff Sessions’ press conference March 2, 2017.*)

Given his racist past, his lying present, and his just-crawled-out-from-under-a-rock-white visage, Jeff Sessions is the poster boy for “White Lies”. And the fallout for his privilege of lying under oath while White?  A month from now he will STILL be the US Attorney General.

Let us hope not.

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*The Washington Post beautifully parses:annotates Jeff Sessions confirmation hearing answers and the words he used to defend himself in the press conference March 2, 2017: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/03/02/transcript-of-jeff-sessionss-recusal-press-conference-annotated/?utm_term=.c3333388eaeb

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