Rand Paul not being honest about his record either




Mark Kirk isn’t the only GOP Senate candidate who has been puffing up his credentials.

You know how Kentucky GOP Senate candidate, Rand Paul (the pride of the teabaggers),touts himself as a “board certified” ophthalmologist? Oops. Via Taegan Goddard, he’s not.

More from the Louisville Courier-Journal:

Rand Paul, who practices in Bowling Green, says he is certified by the National Board of Ophthalmology, a group that he incorporated in 1999 and that he heads.

But that entity is not recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties, which works with the American Medical Association to approve such specialty boards.

Lori Boukas, a spokeswoman for the American Board of Medical Specialties, said her organization considers certifications to be valid only if they are done by the 24 groups that have its approval and that of the AMA.

“He is not board-certified,” she said of Paul.

The specialties board recognizes the American Board of Ophthalmology, the nation’s main ophthalmological certification group. Paul had certification from that organization before he let it lapse after he started his National Board of Ophthalmology.

Paul is only certified by the board he created, not the real one. That’s rich.


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