O'Donnell's Hilarious Oxford Claim

Today's Christine O'Donnell news is, admittedly, of the tamer variety: she lied about attending Oxford. That doesn't quite measure up to the precedent established by her statements about witchcraft and monkeys with human brains [UPDATE: mice with human brains (snarky linked pic also updated)]. But when you stop and think about it, it is pretty amazing. Not that she made the claim, but that it's taken this long--it's been weeks since her primary win--for people to realize that it's bogus. What I like best is the way she describes her Oxford studies on her LinkedIn page: "Post Modernism in the New Millennium." That's it. Breezy and offhand, leaving one to assume this must have been the title of her dissertation. Given what we know about O'Donnell, this should have set off alarm bells as loudly as if she'd claimed to have served as Secretary of Agriculture in the Ford administration or won Wimbledon.

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Joshua Green is a former senior editor at The Atlantic.

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