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August 13, 2009

Jackson Lee: I Was Framed

Lies, damn lies...and really, really stupid lies.

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, told CNN she had dialed into a Congressional hotline to get more details about a question that was being asked by a constituent at the town hall in Houston on Tuesday. House Democratic aides have set up a health care war room located in Majority Leader Steny Hoyer's, D-Maryland, office that is designed to help lawmakers answer questions about the legislation.

"It appears on the video — maybe it's a doctored video — but how I explain it is this: First of all, I take calls from my constituents, but that was not a call that I took," Jackson-Lee said. "I dialed the hotline number to get a better answer."

"It was not disrespectful because I was seeking information for the very town hall I was in," she said. "No offense was intended."

So, the call was completely innocent, but the video was maybe doctored. Good grief. My three-year-old daughter's excuses for her bad behavior are more convincing, if only because the kid's first instinct is not to blame some dark conspiracy.

Watch the video for yourself. Is that a woman looking for "a better answer," or someone who just doesn't give a rat's rear end about the concerns voiced by her constituents?


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