Now the enterprising fellow in this little article is vaguely reminiscent of the character played by Bill Paxton in True Lies. Only vaguely though. Unlike Bill Paxton who is superbly comical and entertaining in that role, this geezer (Beale) really managed to pull off his impersonation for years.
To suggest Beale was creative in carrying this all off should not diminish the fact he effectively persuaded some senior folks to believe the whoppers he told. Beale told big lies. Perhaps Beale was aware of the underlying principle espoused by noneother than Adolph Hitler himself. Hitler suggested that “in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility”. Looks like he was on to something.
If you find yourself interested to learn a little more about the “Big Lie”, this super article on the Wikipedia site is definitely worth a read :-)