Before his death he confided in gal pal Joanne Carson that, regarding his wildly prevaricated
life, "if that's not the way it was, that's the way it should have been.
The headline-grabbing excerpts in Time revealed that Bush supported the arms sales to Iran and, after the operation was blown, prevaricated
about his role.
Yet again we have seen a high profile case where senior police officers have been proved to have lied, prevaricated
and conspired to hide the truth from the public.
In what is now turning out to be a massive PR disaster for them, the Football Association have prevaricated
consistently over the past few weeks, regularly changing their stance about the reasons for not awarding City authorisation to play competitive matches.
But smug colleagues in rival banks who patronised and prevaricated
earlier in the week should perhaps look, listen and learn from Mr Hester's cautious forthrightness.
Selby Whittingham, from the Independent Turner Society, said: "All along, the Academy has prevaricated
and hasn't been willing to open up as to what has happened about it.