Army War College Revokes Walsh Degree

In one of those “the other shoe you have forgotten about finally drops” stories, the Army War College has revoked Sen. John Walsh’s master’s degree following a probe launched in August into the rather convincing evidence obtained by the New York Times showing plagiarism and/or exceptionally slopping sourcing in a paper/thesis required to complete his studies.

I suspect the War College was as embarrassed by revelation of its apparently skimpy degree requirements as by missing the plagiarism. But in any event, it wrecked Walsh’s political career, and took a long shot for Democrats off the table. It’s the sort of thing we may re-remember if things get crazy on or after November 4.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.