The EFM Feature

According to Chris Cillizza, there’s another case of someone exaggerating their military record:

In the wake of Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal’s struggles to explain past misstatements about his military record, Illinois Rep. — and Senate candidate — Mark Kirk is now on the defensive about a discrepancy in his résumé regarding an honor he claimed to have received.
At issue is Kirk’s past claim that he had been named the U.S. Navy’s Intelligence Officer of the Year — an award that he actually did not receive…

The odd thing is that Kirk had a great military record, which is now marred by the exaggeration.
(Some of you may have missed David’s column about why people lie about their military records… I guess he has another example to add to the list.)

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