VEN (ANNAPOLIS) — During his commencement address at the US Naval Academy over the Memorial Day weekend, President Biden explained that he had himself been appointed to the Naval Academy in 1965 by Sen. J. Caleb Boggs (DE), the same year he graduated from the University of Delaware with 165 credits and three degrees, and where he lettered in football, basketball, and track and was the captain of the women’s volleyball team.
Republicans were quick to accuse Mr Biden — a serial plagiarist and compulsive liar — of once again stretching the truth.
Not so fast, says former VEN contributor and Pulitzer Prize winning Washington Post columnist Gloria Marsha Feingold.
According to Ms Feingold — a Social Distancing Major from Oberlin College — more than 40% of Naval Academy appointees opt for the University of Delaware, with another 15% choosing to attend a smattering of vocational schools around Scranton Pennsylvania, chief among them The Hunter Biden School of International Influence and Graphic Design.
And it’s not just the Naval Academy.
The US Military Academy at West Point and the Air Force Acadamy also lose between 10 and 15% of appointees to the University of Delaware.
So, what exactly is going on?
Billy Sol Estes, Jr, a senior fellow at the famed Brookings Institute, thinks he has the answer — and it’s not pretty.
“You go to one of the service academies and you get yelled at for four years, you graduate with a commission as a 2nd lieutenant, basically, and then you have a five-year commitment of service.
“You graduate from Delaware and if you have three majors like President Biden did you’re immediately upgraded to the rank of Major AND you can play professional football right away.
“In Mr Biden’s case as you might recall, he was backup quarterback for Johnny Unitas with the Baltimore Colts, then spent a few years with the Green Bay Packers, before being traded to the Redskins in 1973, where he set an NFL record for most games spent in the locker room whirlpool tub with his daughter.
“And almost 50 years later, as incredible as it seems, no one else has ever come close to breaking that record!”
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