Betsy Newmark writes that Baron Hill, Democratic candidate for Indiana’s 9th district, was caught lying about being drafted by the New York Giants, and holding his high school’s record for the 100-yard dash:
Granted that someone’s athletic record isn’t relevant to their potential service in the House. But there is something very fishy about someone who puffs up his own biography with an easily checked fact. I guess it’s better than Joe Biden plagiarizing someone else’s biography, but it still rubs me the wrong way and I’m not even a sports fan.
I guess he didn’t realize how easy it is to check these things with Al Gore’s invention.
Update: Speaking of dodging a draft–or not.