Rep. Jenna Haggar must think she's James O'Keefe. She's got the lying down... now she just has to remember to shoot her own video and edit out the parts that show she's lying.
According to John Hult, the Sioux Falls legislator made the following statement while testifying to the House Judiciary Committee in support of SB 23, a bill banning all sorts of hallucinogenic substances:
"This is the product I was able to purchase yesterday.... One was $8, the other was $21. I was not asked to show my ID. Like I said, the samples were from the local smoke shops in Sioux Falls" [Rep. Jenna Haggar, quoted in John Hult, "Video: Incense bill OK'd Despite Video of Lawmaker's Purchase," that Sioux Falls paper, 2012.02.16].
However, Roll With It tobacco shop owner Chris Johnson rolls the video tape from his in-store camera showing Rep. Haggar's incognito shopping trip to his establishment Sunday and shows that his staff asked Rep. Haggar for ID and advised her not to consume the stuff.
Jenna, Jenna, Jenna. SB 23 was an easy bill to pass. There was only one vote against it in the whole Legislature. You didn't need to lie to win some crucial swing vote.
Alas, lying seems all too easy and excusable as a means to Jenna Haggar's ends.