Despite her commitment to avoid national media attention, Christine O’Donnell is still managing to make headlines. Her latest controversy revolves around her LinkedIn profile: O’Donnell lists the venerable University of Oxford under her “Education” section — a claim that the Washington Post points out is false.
The senatorial candidate’s page on the social networking site alludes to a study of “Post Modernism in the New Millenium” at Oxford; however, Greg Sargent points out that the Tea Party favorite was never enrolled as a student at the prestigious university. In reality, she took a summer seminar at The Phoenix Institute, a certificate-granting organization that “rented the space” at Oxford. According to Chris Fletcher of The Phoenix Institute:
It wasn’t an official course of Oxford University. It wasn’t sponsored by Oxford University. It was our curriculum, and we did the grades. [Her claim] is misleading.
The Republican’s LinkedIn profile also indicates that she is seeking “career opportunities,” presumably something to fall back on if her bid for Delaware’s senate seat proves to be unsuccessful.
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