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The boomerang from the Blumenthal incident…..Rep. Kirk made up stuff also….

The Dog thought the Blumenthal story was overblown….and obviously the people of Connecticut do also…He’s still 15% above his GOP challenger…

But I posted this just to emphasize that a whole lot of people out there fib a bit….

From both political parties…..

And this guy is running against Alexi Giannoulias in Illinois…..

Rep. Mark Kirk, the Republican candidate for Senate in Illinois, said he didn’t win the U.S. Navy Intelligence Officer of the Year award as he earlier claimed but a different award.

Kirk’s official biography on his campaign website had said was named the Intelligence Officer of the Year in 1999 for his service during NATO and U.S. military operations in Kosovo. While speaking in March 2002 on counterterrorism operations during a Congressional hearing, Kirk said he was the “Navy’s Intelligence Officer of the Year in 1998.” (See the video below.)

Kirk admitted the error in a campaign blog post and changed his biography Thursday to say that he won the Vice Admiral Rufus L. Taylor Award for given to outstanding Naval Intelligence officers.

“It was one of the honors of my life to lead the Intelligence Division Electronic Attack Wing Aviano, Italy — and I am very proud of this award,” he wrote on his campaign blog. “My official biography will reflect this updated information.”

Kirk also posted fitness reports from his service in Kosovo in which a senior officer praised him as “head and shoulders above any other intelligence officer” he had met.

Kirk is running against Illinois treasurer Alexi Giannoulias (D) to fill the Senate seat once held by President Barack Obama.

[ Giannoulias and Kirk ]

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May 30, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, Military, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | , , ,

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