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Every politician should be held equally accountable

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Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2012 12:00 am

A lie is a lie. I agree with Jeff Lindenberg (Letter to the Editor, The Record, Sept. 20) regarding Paul Ryan's lie about his marathon time, but I would like to ask Mr. Lindenberg, if he is so adamant about holding Paul Ryan to his "lie," is he using the same standards with President Obama by holding him to all his lies, the most egregious one being the president's denial of the recent terrorist attacks on 9/11 in Egypt and Libya?

And how can Mr. Lindenberg justify President Obama's most recent behaviors: missed more intelligent briefings than any other past president; would rather do radio interviews with "Pimp with a Limp" and attend fundraisers with Jay-Z and Beyonce than meet with Benjamin Netanhayu? The day after the 9/11 attacks that killed four Americans, Obama missed a security briefing to fly to Las Vegas to do more campaigning.

He issued another apology, this time to Pakistan, using $70,000 of U.S. taxpayer money to fund an ad apologizing for the anti-Muslim video, but failed and refused to ask for an apology from the Middle East for burning and desecrating the American flag.

He chose to appear on "The View" rather than to meet with world leaders.

I would also like to ask Mr. Lindenberg, where are President Obama's priorities? And where is his loyalty?

Oddly, it appears Mr. Lindenberg and other Obama supporters seem more upset with Paul Ryan for misstating his marathon time than with President Obama for his continued lack of honesty and integrity with the American people.

Jayne Nielsen


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