• Newt Gingrich's CurricuLIES Vitae

    Looks like Newt Gingrich has been going out of his way to keep the puff-up ratio between his face and résumé directly proportional

    As of Tuesday morning, Gingrich’s biography on his campaign website included this: "He is also the longest-serving teacher of the Joint War Fighting course for Major Generals and taught officers from all five services as a Distinguished Visiting Scholar and Professor at the National Defense University."

    However, when The Huffington Post called up National Defense University hoping to scoop up his syllabi, reading lists, and whatever else he produced as a "professor," NDU spokesperson David Thomas had this to say…

    "Gingrich has never been a professor at the university. He taught no courses, kept no office hours, graded no papers. Thomas explained that Gingrich had simply guest lectured at the university for years and had only been given an honorary Distinguished Visiting Scholar Certificate."

    Now, it's important to note that Gingrich was an actual professor before he entered politics, so the fact that he felt the need to trump up a fake professorship at a college no one has ever heard of really does make you wonder what other accomplishments he's inflated over the years. Luckily, Indecision was able to obtain a copy of his CV from our "man inside" the Gingrich campaign, Here are some of the questionable entries

    Master of Bachelor of Arts–Harvard University (Emory University Campus)
    Supreme Master of Arts–Yale University (Tulane University Campus)
    PhD Deluxe–Yale University (Tulane University Campus)


    University of West Georgia (1970-1978)
    Ultimate Distinguished Chief Professor of History

    U.S. House of Representatives (January 1978-1998)
    High Speaker of the House and Majority Whip (of Minority Party)


    Eighty-Four Illustrious Congressional Ethics Charges
    Divorce Winner (1980)
    Divorce Winner (1999)

    Also, I can't help but feel like the picture attached to his resume is entirely honest either…

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    Tags: Education, Newt Gingrich, Primaries, Republicans


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