Reported by Mother Jones.
“…But there was one résumé item that was missing: a Ph.D. Back in the late 1990s and early 2000s, when Bachmann traveled the state as an education activist, she went by “Dr. Michele Bachmann,” even though she had never obtained nor sought the advanced degree that’s a prerequisite for the title.”
“Bachmann’s 2002 anti-Profile film, Guinea Pig Kids, likewise twice identified the then-state senator as “Dr. Michele Bachmann.”
““Dr. Bachmann” might have given the activist a bit more gravitas, but it was not an appropriate title. Bachmann received a J.D.—the standard law school degree—from Oral Roberts University, and an LL.M. in tax law from William & Mary in 1988. The LL.M. does count as a postdoctoral degree, as Bachmann says, because it came after she had received a “terminal degree”—that is, a degree that can’t be directly improved upon. But while J.D. (juris doctor) has the word “doctor” in it, it is not accepted practice for J.D.’s to refer to themselves as “Dr.”
For basic law school graduates like Bachmann, “‘Esquire’ is the preferred term,” says James Warren, an assistant in the dean’s office at UCLA Law School.”
video on Politico.
I usually ignore gaffes. It happens! But one every day? I feel like she just needs to pay more attention to something.
reported HERE by Rolling Stone Magazine.