Friday, November 6, 2015

Lying liars who lie: Ben Carson

"It was, you know, an informal 'with a record like yours we could easily get you a scholarship to West Point.’” — Ben Carson

SERIOUSLY, we do not want this man to be president. Aside from "not being present to win" — as Paul and I refer to the disconnected and unengaged, Ben Carson is, I'm afraid, another lying liar who lies. The below article is from NBC News.

(And oh yeah, there's also this viewpoint of his captured by CNN.)

Ben Carson Never Applied to West Point, Campaign Says

By Andrew Rafferty and Shaquille Brewster
November 6, 2015

Details about Ben Carson's offer to attend the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on a "full scholarship" came into question Friday after a report that he fabricated a story about being admitted to the service academy.

Carson's campaign confirmed to NBC News that the surging Republican presidential candidate never applied to the elite academy, despite writing in his 1996 book "Gifted Hands" that he was "offered a full scholarship to West Point" after attending a dinner where he was introduced to West Point personnel by his ROTC supervisors.

Responding to the report from Politico, Ben Carson told the New York Times: "I don't remember all the specific details. Because I had done so extraordinarily well you know I was told that someone like me - they could get a scholarship to West Point. But I made it clear I was going to pursue a career in medicine."

"It was, you know, an informal 'with a record like yours we could easily get you a scholarship to West Point,'" he added.

The retired neurosurgeon did not specifically say in his book that he applied to West Point, in fact he wrote that the only school he applied to was the one he ultimately attended -- Yale.

But the confusion about a key biographical detail comes as other well-known tales of Carson's youth are being questioned, including his story about almost stabbing a friend in his early teens.

West Point does not offer "full scholarships." All costs are covered for applicants who are offered admission.

A spokesperson from West Point told NBC News they have no record of anything being offered to Carson, but that is not uncommon for an applicant at that time who does not ultimately seek admission.


  1. What a jerk. No, he has NO business anywhere near the white house! Not even as a guest.