Friday, May 14, 2010

Outrageous Lies

John McCain is outraged that Elena Kagan kicked ROTC out of Harvard.

You know the members of the ROTC at Harvard had to go to MIT to do their training. Now here’s a school — the Harvard Law School can produce all of our Supreme Court justices, but Harvard will not allow recruiters to help young men and women serve their country in uniform.

Except that Harvard removed ROTC from the campus in 1969, when Elena Kagan was nine years old. So either Mr. McCain is clearly confused about the issue — Ms. Kagan, when she was the dean of the law school, continued the university’s existing policy of preventing the military from using the school’s Office of Career (OCS) but never prohibited recruiters from campus — or he’s just making up stuff. It’s probably a combination of the two.