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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. “

April 19 Associated Press story  reporting that a subcommittee of the South Carolina legislature approved a bill requiring the governor to replace a U.S. senator who doesn’t complete his term with a person from the same party. Limehouse is chief sponsor of the bill.“Legis. Aide to U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond”–Resume entry on the South Carolina legislature’s Web page   for Charleston Republican Harry Bancroft “Chip” Limehouse III.

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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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