Waffle #3: Joe Miller Gets a Full Ride Scholarship to the University of the Flaming Pants.
September 30, 2010
From the Mudflats
Does Yale Law School have a course entitled Makin’ Stuff Up? If they did, I bet Joe Miller aced it with his eyes closed.
Seems Lawyer Joe is forcing me to dust off my pile of previously used graphics. AHA! I found it. The Sarah Palin flaming pants rise again, like a phoenix from their own ashes.
Remember when Miller was holding down a $70,000/year job at a prestigious law firm in Anchorage, and applied for an indigent hunting and fishing license because he claimed to have made less than $8200 the year before?
Miller campaign spokesman Randy Desoto said the family met the guidelines for the 1995 licenses. He said Miller had been a full-time law student at Yale on a merit scholarship the previous years and his wife was taking care of their children, with family expenses paid through loans.
No word about how he managed to zip back and forth from Anchorage to New Haven, Connecticut while earning less than $8200 that year. But, we have to admit that that merit scholarship to Yale is pretty impressive. I guess they were just trying to explain that he didn’t have enough money for law school when he and his wife supposedly earned the right to apply for hunting/fishing licenses for the poor. Yale actually recognized the young man’s brilliance and potential and offered to pay for his law school education. Wow.
Only one problem.
Jan Conroy at Yale verified that this morning on the phone with Shannyn Moore, and also noted, “We live in interesting times.” Indeed.
Now perhaps he’s just following in the footsteps of fellow Palin-annointed candidate Christine O’Donnell.
O’Donnell’s LinkedIn bio page lists “University of Oxford” as one of the schools she attended, claiming she studied “Post Modernism in the New Millennium.” But it turns out that was just a course conducted by an institution known as the Phoenix Institute, which merely rented space at Oxford.
What’s more, the woman who oversaw Phoenix Institute’s summer program at Oxford tells me O’Donnell’s claim about studying at Oxford is “misleading.”
So, perhaps we’ll get a bunch of back-pedaling and Mr. Miller’s mouthpiece will tell us that he ACTUALLY attended Yale on a Future Wingnuts of America scholarship which he applied to his tuition, room and board at Yale. It will be interesting to see the twisting and turning if something like this is the case, which we don’t know it is.
Oh, by the way… Did I ever tell you guys that both Shannyn and I actually went to Harvard Law School? I’m totally serious.*
*By “went to Harvard Law School” I mean we went to Harvard to host a brown-bag luncheon at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School where we talked about how blogging, and new media drove the news cycle during the early days of Sarah Palin’s emergence on the national stage. But, whatever. I wasn’t technically lying to you… I’m sure you knew what I meant.