Corsi Won’t Quit on Birther Issue (Plus a Transcript Footnote)
Not surprisingly, Jerome R. Corsi has conjured a conspiracy theory about Obama’s long-form birth certificate over at (shock of shocks) WND: What is it about twin girls born day after Obama?
Of course, since Corsi has a book coming out called Where’s the Birth Certificate he has to do something to keep hope alive, so to speak.
I bring this up because Corsi is someone with whom readers ought to be aware if they are not already, simply because he is still taken seriously in some quarters, but does not deserve to be.
See also, James Joyner’s post: Jerome Corsi and the Coarsening of American Politics and mine: On Jerome R. Corsi.
The transcript postscript is this: Corsi has a Ph.D. in political science from Harvard. While I do not know his GPA, I would consider such a degree a significant accomplishment. Not only is getting a Ph.D. hard work (and, in fact, most people who start down that path do not finish), but getting into, let alone finishing, graduate school at Harvard is especially hard work.
Having noted that, I would point out that the operative way to judge Corsi’s fitness as an analyst and researcher is to look at his body of work over the last ~40 years. I would argue that he comes up wanting in that regard, even if his educational pedigree is impressive.
Ok, I will now try to refrain from posting on this topic.