by Unknown | 8/22/2009 07:00:00 AM
From the train-wreck of an interview Betsy McCaughey did with Jon Stewart Thursday night, we find this gem:

MCCAUGHEY: All I can say is, I've been reading legislation for thirty years -- I have a Ph.D. in this field, constitutional history -- and I've read this bill very carefully ... so I'm not an inexperienced student of this topic.

Right. And by that logic, I'm an expert on early Gnostic texts because I wrote a paper on Billy Sunday.

N.B. McCaughey apparently was a pretty impressive historian. Her dissertation at Columbia on William Samuel Johnson won the Bancroft Dissertation Prize there (according to Wikipedia. I don't really know what that says about the sanity of historians.




Blogger AndrewMc on 8/22/2009 7:46 AM:

She won it in 19767, according to Columbia as well. Her name is misspelled.


Blogger Unknown on 8/22/2009 1:39 PM:

Man, how old will she be in 19767? I don't even want to think about that.


Blogger AndrewMc on 8/22/2009 3:31 PM:

Ha. 1976.