Sunday, April 02, 2006

JEAN SCHMIDT'S PHONY DEGREE

Does everyone remember how Ohio Rep. Jean Schmidt blasted Rep John Murtha after he called for a pullout of troops from Iraq, and then went on to LIE about what an Ohio State Rep had supposedly said to back her up? I know Tina from Fuzzy And Blue does....hard to forget when it's your own state the liar is from.

From Talking Points Memo via Crooks And Liars:

Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-OH) won't leave all the bamboozlement to Kaloogian?

A new elections complaints alleges (and pretty credibly) she said she had a degree she didn't; earlier one tagged her for bogus 'endorsement' by Ohio Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH).

Schmidt's response: Okay, maybe she never got the degree. But she took enough classes to get it.

The backstory here is that these elections complaints grow out of an inter-wingnut smackdown. The complainant is the Coalition Opposed to Additional Spending and Taxes, an outfit founded by Schmidt's past primary opponent Tom Brinkman.

12 comments:

Tina said...

OMG... Grandpa Eddie... this bitch is un-fuckin-believable!! Can you imagine lying about your degree? Jeebus, that can sooo easily be checked out. We've been busy this weekend spending every waking minute having fun w/BabyGirl (her surgery is Weds morning) so I haven't done my usual Sat and Sun morning perusement of news. Thanks for posting this... I may just swipe it b/c it ties into my post that I am working on for late Sunday/ early Monday. Full hat tip to you as usual.

Grandpa Eddie said...

Go fer it, kid.

Your home-staters need to know what kind of lying bitch they sent to DC.

SheaNC said...

Well, she sure represents her party by maintaining those stringent moral and ethical standards that say "republican!"

Left of Center said...

that woman is like finger nails on a chalk board

Grandpa Eddie said...

Shea,
That she does, my friend. That she does.

Left of Center,

that woman is like finger nails on a chalk board

....and looks like the wicked witch of the west.

Fixer said...

Ain't she the moron who called Murtha a coward?

Fixer said...

Ooops, missed the first graf.

Grandpa Eddie said...

Fixer,
Answer to question: Yes she is.

Comment to statement: Yes you did.

karena said...

"The backstory here is that these elections complaints grow out of inter-wingnut smackdown." Priceless! And you know, since they really are wingnuts, they have no checks and balances, so hopefully the smackdowns will turn into bare-knuckled jaw busting and they will just implode as a politically relevant group. It is okay to dream once in a while.

Grandpa Eddie said...

Karena,

"It is okay to dream once in a while."

Yes it is. And sometimes they do come true.

Hey, it worked with Tom Delay.

Left of Center said...

I read her degree story several days ago. Amazing , and her reply was classic GOP. How this thing got elected is beyond comprehension.

Grandpa Eddie said...

Left of Center,

How this thing got elected is beyond comprehension.

....Diebold!