Christine O'Donnell Fudges Claim About Oxford
She didn't attend, but she did take a course in a building owned by the university
By Nick McMaster, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 28, 2010 4:30 PM CDT
In this Friday, Sept. 17, 2010 file photo, Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell delivers remarks at Values Voter Summit in Washington.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

(Newser) – Christine O'Donnell seems to have falsely embellished her education record on her LinkedIn bio, reports the Plum Line blog of the Washington Post. The bio says she attended Oxford and studied Post-Modernism in the New Millennium, "but it turns out that was just a course conducted by an institution known as the Phoenix Institute, which merely rented space at Oxford," writes Greg Sargent. A Phoenix Institute official called O'Donnell's claim "misleading" and said the Institute never represented the class as such.

It's also not the first time O'Donnell has fudged her education CV, writes Sargent. She had claimed to be a Fairleigh Dickinson graduate for years, but got her diploma only last summer. She also suggested she was pursuing a master's at Princeton, but later acknowledged she hadn't taken a single graduate class. As for the Oxford claim, it's "at best an exaggeration and at worst an outright falsehood," writes Sargent. Click here for more on O'Donnell.

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Hershey-Squirts
Sep 29, 2010 3:18 PM CDT
Why would anyone believe that this lady went to the University of Oxford. That's one of the top schools in the world. She had a tough enough time graduating from a shit school compared to Oxford. I don't by that she's even left the US. LOL
sache
Sep 29, 2010 2:25 PM CDT
Is she the type of candidate conservatives consider worthy of holding office? Something has gone horrible wrong with the conservative movement in this country. Honesty, integrity are not required as long as your political stance is far enough to the right. Liberals aren't the problem as long as Republicans field candidates like Christine O'Donnell. She can't untangle her personal life . What the hell can she do for the country? With her negative baggage getting elected dog catcher should be out of reach.
tuliehowller
Sep 29, 2010 9:20 AM CDT
She hasn't "misled a whole country" yet! She has only misled the dimwitted Republicans in Delaware that voted for her in a Primary.