Manmohan Singh is misleading country: Assange Lying in politics is not uncommon , but when the liar is an honest person in popular perception ,the damage he can do to the system is catastrophic. In the US, a President had to resign when it was found out that he has been lying to his people . This episode inspired a great mind of the twentieth century , Hannah Arendt , to examine the issue of lying in politics . A weak person resorts to lying in order to hide his/her failings . But by lying about "cash for vote" and questioning the veracity of Wikileaks , Manmohan Singh has not only outdone himself , but has brought ridicule for himself and the country he is ruling , even by proxy .