The winner of the 2009 Lie of the Year contest by Politifact.com, by popular vote, is.......SARAH PALIN for her Death Panel comments!!!!!
I would offer my congratulations, but I'm not sure that congratulations are quite what one should properly offer for a "win" of this kind. Of the nearly 5,000 votes in the contest, Palin won with a "resounding a 61%" of the vote.
Runners up, in order were:
Glenn Beck for his comments about John Holdren, forcing abortion and sterilants in the water, with 12.3% of the vote;
Orly Taitz with 8.7% of the vote, for claiming Obama's Kenya birth certificate;
President Obama, with 7.1% of the vote, for "preventive care" saves money;
Joe Wilson, with 5.8% of the vote, for "you lie" re insuring illegal immigrants;
Michele Bachmann, with 3.1% of the vote, for her quote about page 92 of the Health Care bill;
Joe Biden, with 1.7% of the vote, for his statement about sneezing in an airplane;
Nita Lowey, with 0.5% of the vote, for her statement about the Stupak amendment
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