The climax of the the Fact Check Whopper of the Year was like Iowa Caucus night.
Heading into the final day, the pundits all-but-guaranteed that the longtime front-runner, Supervisor Bill Horn, had it wrapped up. His bogus claim about his incarceration while fighting for civil rights was the whopper to beat. It was a whopper that led to more whoppers — a multi-dimensional whopper.
It was a miracle whopper, people thought dead were found alive.
But then, another candidate surged. Voters gravitated to Port Commissioner Steve Cushman, who had boldly claimed in a public forum broadcast on city television that he and his counterparts were planning on using “no general fund” money for a major expansion of the Convention Center. Not true. At all.
As one reader wrote us, pleading for a Cushman victory: “Lying about future costs is more important than lying about past performance.”