Thursday, August 05, 2010

Rand Paul bullshits Baylor degree, gets away with it

Rand Paul lied to Kentucky about his college degree and got away with it? Why? It doesn't have anything to do with some mystery detectives and their great dane.

It's one thing for collegiate coaches to pad their resume but it's another thing when it comes to someone that is running to represent the people. You know, where you represent the people!

Rand Paul is openly lying to the citizens of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Jake has the details.

Rand Paul does not have a bachelor's degree from Baylor University but has no problem with spreading articles suggesting he does. His campaign didn't even bother asking reporters to correct their articles?!? Have they no shame?!?

Jack Brammer reports:
It was not a dual-degree program so therefore, Rand Paul did not graduate undergrad before going to medical school. Rand Paul quit his undergraduate learnings to enroll in medical school, therefore, he did not finish the requirements needed to obtain an undergraduate degree.
Rand Paul, the Republican U.S. Senate nominee in Kentucky, holds a medical degree from Duke University but never received a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University, contrary to several media reports in recent months.

Baylor officials confirmed this week that Paul was a student there from the fall of 1981 to the summer of 1984 but never obtained a degree. Instead, he left early when Duke accepted him in its School of Medicine.

Doug Stafford, a consultant for Paul’s Senate campaign, said Wednesday that Paul has never said he holds a degree from Baylor, only that he attended Baylor in Waco, Texas. Multiple media outlets, including the Lexington Herald-Leader, made an incorrect assumption, he said.

“I guess many people and some in the media have assumed Dr. Paul had a bachelor’s degree but he has never said that,” Stafford said.

Other media organizations that have reported Paul graduated from Baylor include The Associated Press, The Courier-Journal of Louisville, TIME and U.S. News & World Report.

Stafford said Paul and his campaign have not asked publications to run corrections because the campaign was not aware of the erroneous claim, which can also be found on several other Web sites, including Wikipedia, and Project Vote Smart.[...]

Michael J. Schoenfeld, vice president for public affairs for Duke University in Durham, N.C., said his school’s records show that Paul received his medical degree from Duke in 1988 and completed his residency there in 1993.

“At the time he was admitted to our medical school, Duke sometimes did admit students of exceptional abilities. Other professional schools have done that,” said Schoenfeld, noting that Duke now requires its medical students to have a bachelor’s degree.

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