June 20, 2010
Mark Kirk: Man of Steal
The fact this is the most recent photo on the dissembling Mark Kirk’s Facebook page is just hilarious.
No sooner had the mild mannered Illinois Senate hopeful finally contain the brouhaha over his embellishment of his military experience than news surfaced over how he has repeatedly trumped up his supposed experience as a school teacher. Did I hear somebody say “compulsive liar”?
The photo of Kirk looking up to the superhero is a perfect compliment (and perhaps, a telegraph, even) of the candidate’s self-aggrandizement, little Mark fixed on to an imagined character much bigger and more heroic than himself.