First it was the Fictitious Kerry in Cambodia and now it appears that in a 2001 Senator Kerry claimed during an interview that he had been in Iraq during the cease-fire agreement.Captains Quarter’s and their readers have developed a time line that makes this story impossible without the use perhaps of a Star Trek transporter. I wonder if there is a plank in the Democratic Party that requires its nominees to embellish stories to include themselves in it. The Forest Gumping of the party where anyone can appear to be meeting President Kennedy or any other prominent historical event. Four years ago during the debates after then Governor Bush told a story about disaster relief in Texas, Al Gore chimed in that he was also there as part of the FEMA team. This of course turned out to be totally made-up, but it just makes you wonder about the pathology of the me-too-I-was-there syndrome.
I asked a similar question over at CaptainsQuarters — can anyone with medical training identify or (better yet) diagnose just what’s wrong with someone who constantly embellishes and exaggerates?