|Yeah, you're "trustworthy" alright Dr. Carson|
There is one presidential candidate who truly terrifies me.
No, it's not Donald Trump. As a matter of fact, I like Donald. Of course he is out of his mind if he thinks he is going to deport eleven million immigrants and build a wall along our southern border and make Mexico pay for it. But Mr. Trump speaks about veterans (non of the other candidates do, neither Republican or Democratic). He also dismisses any plans to do away with Medicare, unlike all the rest of the Republican candidates.
I'm not terrifying by any of the other Republican candidates except one. And that one is Dr. Ben Carson. What terrifies me even farther is the fact that he has so much support, even leading in some polls!
The reason often given for his support is that Dr. Carson is an "outsider" and he speaks the truth.
Well folks, Dr. Carson has just been outed with his first blatant lie.
In his autobiography, which he took a break from his presidential campaigning and was on a book tour the past week, he states that he was "Offered a scholarship to West Point" but he turned it down to go to medical school.
Well folks, West Point doesn't offer "scholarships." One is appointed to go to West Point. One is generally recommend to go to West Point by his senator or representative, after going through a rigorous process.
Dr. Carson states that when he was the senior ROTC officer when he was a young man, he attended a dinner with General Westmoreland (the commander of U.S. forces in Vietnam). He insinuates that "they" were so impressed with the young ROTC officer that was Ben Carson, that they offered him a "scholarship."
What was the name of the person who offered you the "scholarship" Dr. Carson? Ben says he doesn't remember. Then he blames the media for going after him in a "witch hunt." Then he tries to deflect attention from his embellished account in his autobiography and ask why the media didn't give Barack Obama the same scrutiny. Uh, well they did Dr. Carson but I digress.
Dr. Carson had an hissy fit press conference yesterday. His fabled calmness was absent. He was pissed. His feathers were ruffled.
Apparently Dr. Carson doesn't like scrutiny. Ever since his beatification by the Christian evangelicals in this country, he hasn't been challenged on his Horatio Alger rise from property to fame and fortune and respectability as a pediatric neurosurgeon.
I'll repeat a statement that a commenter left on my previous blog:
"Just because someone is a doctor doesn't mean they're smart."
Indeed. Doesn't mean they're qualified to be president either. Maybe a political because Dr. Carson has proved that he can lie with the best of the politicians.
Who would've thunk that Dr. Carson would turn out to be just another liar?
You can come down from your holy self-righteousness cloud now Dr. Carson.
Welcome to reality.
God did not appoint you to become president.
Go back to your book tour.