Lies, Lies, Lies.
Accept the following as an immutable truth:
All politicians lie all the time.
That’s the truth, the whole truth, and the only truth in Politics.
Accept that and get over it. It’s the way it is. You cannot rise to a prominent position on the national stage without lying, compromising, cheating, and manipulating.
Politicians aren’t good people…and people who want to do good don’t become politicians. They work for NGOs and charities.
People become politicians because they are afflicted with varying degrees of megalomania. The same as bloggers.