Truth can be stranger than fiction, as we all know. By the same token, fiction can be more credible than truth. Recently, in a magazine article describing me, it was reported that some women using the women’s room on campus where I taught decades ago, said that they wished I “would leave the toilet seat down.” This is truly curious. All my life, at home or anywhere else, I never lifted the toilet seat up, except when I was cleaning it. It’s just that’s how I always was. In the context of the article that dealt with my so-called “transitioning,” it nonetheless made a good story, most credible. The thought prompted me, then, to realize how easily some politicians succeed in getting elected to whatever position by cleverly deploying the art of credible fiction.