Sunday, September 7, 2008

Biden: Academic misrepresentations?

Will we hear as much about this as Sarah Palin's undergraduate school changes?
It's also worth noting that Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., has vulnerabilities of his own. There's a video, easily found on YouTube, of Biden being questioned about his academic record during his 1988 campaign for the White House. He began his arrogant response with, "I think I probably have a much higher IQ than you do." It went downhill from there.
To prove his point to the questioner, Biden misrepresented that he had received a full academic scholarship, misrepresented that he graduated in the top half of his class, misrepresented his receipt of an outstanding student award and misrepresented how many college degrees he received.

Months later, Biden acknowledged his misrepresentations, telling The New York Times, "I exaggerate when I'm angry." (Source: San Antonio Express-News)

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