LEHRER: Last question for you, Governor. This flows out some — flows somewhat out of the Boston debate.
You, your running mate, your campaign officials have charged that Vice President Gore exaggerates, embellishes and stretches the facts, et cetera. Are you — do you believe these are serious issues — this is a serious issue that the voters should use in deciding which one of you two men to vote for on November 7?
BUSH: Well, we all make mistakes. I’ve been known to mangle a syl-lable or two myself, you know. But …
If you know what I mean.
I think credibility’s important. It’s going to important to be — for the president to be credible with Congress, important for the president to be credible with foreign nations. And, yes, I think it’s something that people need to consider.
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Majority in US believes Bush 'stretched truth' about Iraq
Wed Jul 2, 4:04 AM ET
WASHINGTON (AFP) - For the first time since the beginning of the war in Iraq (news - web sites), a solid majority of Americans believe the Bush administration either "stretched the truth" about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction or told outright lies, according to a new opinion survey.