Mark Kirk’s Pattern of Dissembling


I haven’t been paying a ton of attention to Mark Kirk’s Senate campaign in Illinois but he sure seems to have trouble keeping the facts straight. His misstatements about his military service record are all pretty minor, but he’s come up with a wide array of them, not just one, to the point where you wonder what he’s thinking. And now he’s running around the state doing something quite original for a politician—pretending that he used to be a nursery school teacher.

The motive seems clear enough, he was hoping this will help him get an Illinois Education Association endorsement, but it also seems pretty pathological. Who does this stuff?