Whopper of the Week: Chip Limehouse

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April 20 2001 12:56 PM

Whopper of the Week: Chip Limehouse

"The legislation is not specifically aimed at U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond, who is 98, said Rep. Chip Limehouse. "

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(Thanks to Jess Bravin.)

Got a whopper? Send it to chatterbox@slate.com. To be considered, an entry must be an unambiguously false statement paired with an unambiguous refutation, and both must be derived from some appropriately reliable public source. Preference will be given to newspapers and other documents that Chatterbox can link to online.

Whopper Archive:

April 13, 2001: Gray Davis

April 6, 2001: Sumner Redstone

March 30, 2001:Spencer Abraham

March 23, 2001:
George W. Bush, Rep. Jennifer Dunn, and/or the Treasury Department

March 16, 2001:
George W. Bush

March 9, 2001:
Russ Freyman, spokesman, National Association of Manufacturers

March 2, 2001:
Paul O'Neill

Feb. 23, 2001:
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton

Feb. 16, 2001: Oscar spokesman
John Pavlik

Feb. 9, 2001:
Lynne Cheney

Feb. 2, 2001:
Bobby Thomson

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