Some people don't realize how terrible the diploma mill scandal is.
"Assistant Secretary of Defense Charles Abell has a master's from Columbus University, a diploma mill Louisiana shut down. Deputy Assistant Secretary Patricia Walker lists among her degrees, a bachelor's from Pacific Western, a diploma mill banned in Oregon and under investigation in Hawaii."--CBS News story.
These two, at least, are indeed just below cabinet level. We're not talking about minor functionaries--this is an appalling and frightening level of educational fraud. With that said, I am awarding a doctorate in Coolosity from the University of My Ass.