So John Kerry brought an illegal pen to the debates... big deal, right? Not really I guess, but it's yet another bit of dishonesty in a long, unnecessary, pointless string of deceptions. I'm sure he knew the debates rules, so why did he bring a pen in his pocket? Why did he lie about Christmas in Cambodia? Why did he lie about helping the CIA and getting a magic hat? Why did he lie about throwing his medals over the White House fence? Why did he lie about being at the armistice signing at the end of the first Gulf War? None of these things are huge -- not like lying about war crimes during the Vietnam War -- and none of them would help him much, even if they were true. So what's the point? Many of these claims were trivially easy to falsify. Why does John Kerry feel the need to pad his impressive resume with silly lies?