Clinton Primary Win Nets Doctorate

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Hillary Clinton carried the West Virginia Primary with more than 63 percent of the vote, a margin so overwhelming that West Virginia University officials immediately awarded her a doctoral degree.

“Ordinarily, a primary winner is accorded a master’s degree, but this was such an impressive showing that the regents here immediately knew that Mrs. Clinton’s real-life experience, combined with the credit hours she accumulated giving a speech on campus, deserved a Ph.D.,” said WVU president Mike Garrison.

Mrs. Clinton’s degree marks a turning point in state politics. The last celebrity degree beyond an MBA awarded by the school was an honorary doctor of humane letters given to Triple Crown winner Affirmed in 1979.