Liars gonna lie. And apparently our governor is cool with that.
After the reporter told Barnes that the governor had been asked the question, Evers leaned into the podium and said ‘‘I’ve talked to the lieutenant governor about all sorts of things, including this, and I feel confident that he’s been truthful.’’
Later in the news conference another reporter asked
Evers to explain why he thought Barnes had been truthful. Again Barnes jumped in before Evers could respond.
‘‘Hey, Mandela here,’’ he said. ‘‘I’m actually here.’’
The reporter said he was looking for Evers’ opinion, to which Barnes replied that the questionnaire came from his campaign staff.
‘‘That didn’t come from me,’’ Barnes said. He then added his name is in ‘‘the graduation book.’’
‘‘I was literally there. I didn’t just pop up and say ‘oh, hey, guys,’’’ he said. It wasn’t clear if he was referring to A& M’s graduation ceremony. Barnes last year posted photos of himself in a cap and gown at A& M’s 2008 graduation ceremony.
One of Evers’ media staff told the governor he could answer the question.
‘‘Right,’’ Evers said. ‘‘I believe those responses are responsible responses, and as a result I believe that he’s been truthful.’’