Cheating at a game is unethical. A poker face at a poker game may deceive but it is no cheating. An exaggerated expression of horror when there is no horror is also a deception but it is, if playful, also no cheating. Lyndon Johnson is said to have lied and thereby brought about important political decisions. I suppose lying among politicians is not unusual. Questioning myself if politicians’ lies are unethical, I wondered if politicians who habitually lie consider politics a game of sort. This may explain why US presidents, even accomplished, not to speak of senators and congressmen, and -women were and are often less than totally forthright in their endeavors.