It is the ability to lie like this that turned President Clinton into a two-term President. From his remarks at his Presidential Library Dedication this morning:
I once said to a friend of mine, about three days before the election--I heard all these terrible things--I said, "You know, am I the only person in the entire Untited States of America who likes George W. Bush and John Kerry, who believes they're both good people, who believes they both love our country and they just see the world differently?"
Not everyone can lie this well with a straight face. Of course, Clinton's Presidency showed that this isn't always a good thing, either.