Thursday, June 3, 2010

Kirk v Truth

Misstatements to be found in Mark Kirk's stated military service have been leaking in, one drip at a time, like Edgar Allan Poe's Telltale Purple Heart. The latest was caught by the Daily Herald ...
Kirk was under the microscope regarding inaccurate descriptions of his military service, this time over wrongly saying that he served "in" Operation Iraqi Freedom
New questions focus on Kirk's description of his service
Kirk was and is a member of the Navy Reserves but did not participate in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Other fish-tales include Politico's revelation of a ...
dramatic boast from Rep. Mark Kirk, the U.S. Naval Reserve officer running for Senate in Illinois. "In my role in the military, I command the war room in the Pentagon," Kirk told a gathering of experts
Kirk: 'I command the war room in the Pentagon'
It may very well be that Mark Kirk's political resume has benefited from more padding than a Miss USA Runner-Up. Your LakeCountyEye decided to mount an independent investigation; what the months long survey revealed will surprise and may even shock. Here are ten more unverified claims 10th District Congressman Kirk has made about his military service.

10 New Factually Incorrect Claims on Mark Kirk's Military Resume

  1. Scored 425,022 on World of Warcraft

  2. Defended Geonosis against the Attack of the Clones

  3. Wrote the Battle Hymn of the Republic

  4. Portrayed by Tom Cruise in Top Gun

  5. Hand-to-hand combat with Voldemort in the Battle of Hogwarts

  6. Session sideman for Eric Burdon and War

  7. Provided Logistical Support in the Battle of the Network Stars

  8. Invented the Waring Blender

  9. Bent the Marquis of Queensbury Rules

  10. Charter Member of Swift Boat Veterans for Truth

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MammaBlogga said...

BB posted: "more padding than a Miss USA Runner-Up"

Can you provide us with some before and after photos, with and without the padding, to verify your statement, please?

All kidding aside, can we possibly get another GOP candidate to replace Kirk while there is still time? He is no longer trust worthy. How about that guy, Scott Cohen, who won the Democratic nomination for Lieutenant Governor and then cried with his kid when he withdrew? He won't have much success running as an Independent and should be available.

madame defarge said...

"People think that a liar gains a victory over his victim. What I've learned is that a lie is an act of self-abdication, because one surrenders one's reality to the person to whom one lies, making that person one's master, condemning oneself from then on to faking the sort of reality that person's view requires to be faked. And if one gains the immediate purpose of the lie - the price one pays is the destruction of that which was intended to serve. The man who lies to the world, is the world's slave from then on."

- Ayn Rand

Barney Baxter said...

hi CatMan,
Did I say "more padding"? I think I meant to write "more paddling".

Also I'm surprised there is no Independent in the Senate contest, running to the right of Kirk. Someone is missing a bet there.