Wednesday, May 07, 2008


For those who don't know, The Oracle was engaged to Kim Basinger, was a body double for Arnold Shwarzenegger in one of his movies, and graduated from Western Kentucky University.

Actually, only one of those things is true (the reader can likely guess which one), but that means that I have apparently told the truth about one more item than did the bizarre mayor of Carrollton, Texas. Mayor Becky Miller has claimed to have dated Don Henley, sang backup for Linda Ronstadt, and attended my highly esteemed alma mater. She also claims to have had a brother die in Vietnam. An investigation by the Dallas Morning News suggests that none of these -- or a number of other fantastic claims -- are true.

Ms. Miller is up for re-election on Saturday. It will be interesting to see if the city re-elects an official for whom dishonesty has risen to the level of a mental illness.

Oh, did I mention that I once hit a three run homer in the bottom of the ninth in game 7 of a World Series? Or, that I dated Jennifer Anniston?

No, I guess I didn't.

Update. In a letter to the editor of the Dallas Morning News, Ms. Miller's husband, Jerry Miller, stands by his woman, expressing "full faith and trust in her" based on what he says that she has accomplished for the city. However, he does not address any of the vast array of untruths that she is alleged to have told.

Update II. For her part, Ms. Miller also argues that she has done good things for the city, offers vague and unsubstantiated responses regarding her apparent untruths, and accuses her opponents of dirty politics. Saying that opponents are guilty of dirty politics for pointing out a seeming inability to differentiate truth from fiction would seem to be the last refuge of this scoundrel.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last update (I hope!): Mayor Miller loses in a landslide to her opponent. And that's no lie.

12:06 PM  

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