Any single one of Christine O’Donnell’s questionable claims over the past several years about her educational background might be able to be written off as a misunderstanding or miscommunication. But when you string them all together, and add in the fact that she wasn’t finally awarded an undergraduate degree until this month, and it looks like a classic case of trying to overcompensate for a lack of credentials you desperately want. But whatever was going on in her head — and really, who knows? — it requires a very skewed reading of her history of fibbin’ to conclude it was all just accidental.
David Kurtz is Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief of Talking Points Memo where he oversees the news operations of TPM and its sister sites.