Monday, April 26, 2010

Did her degree come with a revocation clause?

Balloon Juice picks up a lovely example of contemporary education:
Kristia Cavere is the Tea Party and a Republican candidate for New York's 19th Congressional District seat held by Hall. Cavere thinks that the Democrats have co-opted Republican values and claims, among other things, that:

"The Republicans are the ones who liberated Europe in World War II."

She continued by saying that the Republicans have always initiated "every" advancement of freedom in our history.
Well, yes, I suppose "freedom" could be defined in some fashion that would make that technically true.

BJ has the malice to compare Cavere's historical creativity with a claim on Cavere's campaign site:
In May 2009, Kristia received a Masters in Science degree in “Defense and Strategic Studies” from Missouri State University, which is located in Fairfax, Virginia right outside our nation’s Capitol. She graduated summa cum laude and with a 4.0 grade point average.
(You also gotta click through for the glamour shots. No, really. Is she running for prom queen or Congress?)

... "Missouri State in Fairfax, VA??" you ask. Yes, the "Department of Defense and Strategic Studies" has its own campus there. With some proud professors, I can see.

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