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Does a Part-Time Work Study Gig During College Satisfy Rep. Kirk’s ‘Nursery School Teacher’ Claim?

Add another line item of historical controversy to Illinois Rep. Mark Kirk’s CV: Nursery school teacher.

Not only did the closeted senator vote against repealing DADT, and not only did his claim about “deploying” to Afghanistan come back to haunt him (he really only took part in two-week training missions as a Navy reservist), but now his history as “a former nursery school and middle school teacher” are being challenged.

That’s because Kirk’s nursery school teaching service amounts to just a part-time work study job during his Cornell tenure, and his middle school teaching career amounts to just a year in London at a private school.

Technically, his statements could be considered “true,” but shouldn’t we expect our elected officials — Kirk wants to graduate from congressman to U.S. senator — to more transparent and forthcoming with the truth? Or as transparent and forthcoming with the truth as BP executives?

At least Kirk has only attempted to mislead, and not lie about his sexuality then?