Archive for June 7th, 2005

Since 2000, the liberal insult de jour has been to malign President Bush’s intelligence. It all fits in with the nasty stereotype they like to perpetuate that liberals are smarter and better educated, and that red staters are NASCAR watching, beer swilling, bible hypnotized yahoos. Just today I saw a bumper sticker that read "maybe liberal just means better educated." Quaint.

Today, the Boston Globe has an article which shows that newly released Navy records have John Forbes Kerry in a virtual academic dead heat with the president while both were at Yale.

In 1999, The New Yorker published a transcript indicating that Bush had received a cumulative score of 77 for his first three years at Yale and a roughly similar average under a non-numerical rating system during his senior year.

Kerry, who graduated two years before Bush, got a cumulative 76 for his four years, according to a transcript that Kerry sent to the Navy when he was applying for officer training school. He received four D’s in his freshman year out of 10 courses, but improved his average in later years.

I know that intelligence manifests itself in different ways, but that cuts both ways. Regardless, four D’s is weak. So much for that bumper sticker.


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