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"If I ever lied to my teacher, I witnessed the backside of a ruler coming down hard and fast on my little white knuckles.

Yes, those were the good old days at Catholic school with Sister Euphemia.

Later, when I was elected the DA, if a staff member lied to me about a case … well I don't want to say that I used a ruler, but you figure it out.

When I was a judge, if a lawyer or a defendant lied to me, they went directly to jail.

Truth is paramount. It is essential in an orderly society. As a judge, I would instruct juries that if a witness lied about one thing, they could disregard that witness's entire testimony.

This week, after Jay Carney said it was the Obama White House who made the decision to stop those White House tours, President Obama, in an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos, said that he never made the decision to close his house.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney: “The White House made the decision that we would unfortunately have to temporarily suspend these tours.”

President Obama: “This was not a decision that went up to the White House, but what the Secret Service explained to us was that they're going to have to furlough some folks.”

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And get this! After the president said it wasn't him, and blamed the Secret Service, Carney still says that it was the Obama White House that made the call!

Jay Carney: “The Secret Service made the decision about its budget and to withdraw personnel from the tours. We had to cancel the tours. It's our job to cancel the tours. They cannot cancel them.”

But it's not the first time this White House hasn't been totally honest with the American people. Just last week on the release of illegal aliens:

Jay Carney: “As ICE made clear yesterday, the agency released these low-risk, non-criminal detainees under a less expensive form of monitoring. […] This step affected a few hundred detainees.”

And yet, this week the director of ICE testified before Congress it wasn't a few hundred -- it was really over 2,200. I guess I wasn't wrong when I told you the same thing last week before the ICE director even admitted it.

But maybe they're starting to see the light.

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Even Jay Carney admits watching Fox might better help the White House get to the truth!

Jay Carney: “I’m not familiar with the story; I should have been watching Fox earlier.”

But that's politics, right?

Now, the top law enforcement official in the nation would understand the importance of truth, right? The Justice Department, with Attorney General Eric Holder at its helm, wrote to Congress that the purchase and transport of over 2,000 assault weapons to the drug cartels in Mexico was done without its approval.

And when the truth was told, Holder had to withdraw the letter but then claimed he didn't know anything about Fast and Furious.

So once you're caught in the lie dead to rights, the lie changes to "I didn't know.”

Just as they didn't know Ambassador Stevens wanted more security. They didn't know it was a planned terrorist attack. And they didn't have time during those eight hours to protect our men on the ground. They didn't know.

So they didn't know or they don't care!

And if you can't lie and you can't say you don't know, then you do that old Washington two-step -- it's not what it seems.

And by the way, if any of you are worried about the economy -- don't worry, be happy. There's no debt crisis either.

With all due respect Mr. President, saddling our children and grandchildren with trillions of dollars of debt is a crisis.

Maybe Sarah Palin said it best when she said, earlier today at CPAC: “Barack Obama promised the most transparent administration ever. Barack Obama, you lied.”

Sister Euphemia, if you're still out there and you still have that ruler, I’ve got somebody for you.