A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on - Attributed to Winston Churchill
For what reason would truth have been sitting around without pants? I think truth was about to go out, noticed a sauce stain on the pants, sponged it off, then threw them in the dryer. Truth probably gave them five minutes on Hot, just reading a magazine to kill the time, then put them on all hot and steamy. Youch.
What kind of pants would truth wear anyway? I think perhaps a no-fuss lightweight flannel peg-top slack. In summer, creased shorts with walk socks.
Obviously the lie is able to steal a march on truth for this simple reason: lies don't wear pants.