If it looks like a lying liar and talks like a lying liar, odds are, it’s a liar.

From TPM Muckraker:

Remember that story Bobby Jindal told in his big speech Tuesday night — about how during Katrina, he stood shoulder-to-shoulder with a local sheriff who was battling government red tape to try to rescue stranded victims?

Turns out it wasn’t actually, you know, true.

But now, a Jindal spokeswoman has admitted to Politico that in reality, Jindal overheard Lee talking about the episode to someone else by phone “days later.” The spokeswoman said she thought Lee, who died in 2007, was being interviewed about the incident at the time.

This is no minor difference. Jindal’s presence in Lee’s office during the crisis itself was a key element of the story’s intended appeal, putting him at the center of the action during the maelstrom. Just as important, Jindal implied that his support for the sheriff helped ensure the rescue went ahead. But it turns out Jindal wasn’t there at the key moment, and played no role in making the rescue happen.

Re-live the lie:

It’s safe to say the strength of the GOP opposition does not lie in honest argument. It lies in deception, exploitation and greed. If this is the future of the Republican Party, well, in the words of the 43rd president, bring it on.

Jindal and Steele. What can we expect next from this crack team of Republican leaders? That they rescued a neighborhood using a boat constructed entirely of Oreo cookies?

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