More great news. First France, and now this -- this just in, via the U.S. mails.
According to the Ben Carson school of unthoughtful assessments, my daughter has been "offered a full scholarship to West Point." I know this because she just received a letter from one Deborah McDonald, Colonel, U.S. Army, Director of Admissions, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, which boldly states: "Your exceptional high school record has been noticed by our admissions team. We think you will make an excellent candidate for admission."
There you go, or rather there she goes: a "full scholarship" offered.
Dr. Carson later claimed that disputes with his wording were "a matter of semantics." Thus will my daughter, no doubt, decline in a paraphrase of Dr. Carson's memoir wording:
"I don't refuse your scholarship outright, but I'm letting you know that a military career isn't where I see myself going. As overjoyed as I feel to be offered such a scholarship, I'm not really tempted.
Sorry, Col. McDonald (and by the way, I'm also sorry I can't see the expression on your face right now).
Very best, and carry on,