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Old 06-07-2005, 11:53 AM   #1
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His grades were not sexy nor was he..



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I never exactly considered the guy a knight in shining armor. That being said I'm not sure grades should be used as the sole means of determining someone's intelligence. There are some highly intelligent people who don't test well. I myself was a horrific tester; I used to joke that nerves cost me a letter grade on my GPA, and that wasn't entirely a joke.
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Old 06-07-2005, 12:19 PM   #3
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I never exactly considered the guy a knight in shining armor. That being said I'm not sure grades should be used as the sole means of determining someone's intelligence.
yes but in the meantime ppl always made issue of GW's grades in college, when the truth is they mirrored eachother.

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yeah where are all those Bush bashers in this forum? where'd they go?
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Actually I think Bush's intelligence is question due more to the fact that he can't speak, every business he's touched has failed, nothing he's achieved has been on his own, and those ears of his.
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yeah where are all those Bush bashers in this forum? where'd they go?
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Actually I think Bush's intelligence is question due more to the fact that he can't speak, every business he's touched has failed, nothing he's achieved has been on his own, and those ears of his.
this man failed more than a few times and had his detractors..

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Us Bush bashers are fucking bored with these kind of articles. Leave this back in 2004 where it belongs.

And I don't need to bash him for his "intellect." I don't have to bash him for his inability to string together complex sentences. I can bash him for his glaringly bad domestic policy. I can bash him for his zealous approach to Iraq. I can bash him for appointing extremist judges. I have plenty of things to bash Bush over that aren't trivial like his grades at Yale. Yeah, if I had millions of dollars and didn't have to work, I'd hope to have great grades too. And I worked hard so I could get great grades, in spite of it.

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Us Bush bashers are fucking bored with these kind of articles. Leave this back in 2004 where it belongs.

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trouble is..this was not made public until now..therefore there was nothing to be bored of re this topic..

what is accurate is:

some wince at the sting of truth.

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Read my edit, diamond.

And, BTW, I read something similar to this over six months or more ago. It's not news to me.

I don't know why this is now suddenly newsworthy, when, really its old news. Or is this turning into a yearly trend, like when news reporters rehash the "Tylenol kills your liver if you overdose" reports we get every year? Because we've known about that for nearly 25 years now.

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Actually Diamond, you should really go further and establish a case for Bush being possibly way MORE intelligent than Kerry, as Bush boozed his way through college (and possibly worse) whereas Kerry seemingly didn't indulge to any great extent in such debaucherous activity, yet Bush still managed to "achieve" roughly similar grades.

However, this avenue could possibly lead to various anecdotes being rehashed by the "Bush-bashers", so it might not suit your purpose.
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Us Bush bashers are fucking bored with these kind of articles. Leave this back in 2004 where it belongs.

And I don't need to bash him for his "intellect." I don't have to bash him for his inability to string together complex sentences. I can bash him for his glaringly bad domestic policy. I can bash him for his zealous approach to Iraq. I can bash him for appointing extremist judges. I have plenty of things to bash Bush over that aren't trivial like his grades at Yale. Yeah, if I had millions of dollars and didn't have to work, I'd hope to have great grades too. And I worked hard so I could get great grades, in spite of it.

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Many bashed Reagan in the present.
Alot changed their minds later, not wanting to be on the wrong side of history.
Ergo Melon I hope you do not find yourself on the wrong side of history.

And I find it suspect you never bash Kerry's wealth.
So much for openmindedness.

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Actually Diamond, you should really go further and establish a case for Bush being possibly way MORE intelligent than Kerry, as Bush boozed his way through college (and possibly worse) whereas Kerry seemingly didn't indulge to any great extent in such debaucherous activity, yet Bush still managed to "achieve" roughly similar grades.

yes the difference is Bush owned up..

making statements like"When I was young and foolish..I was young and foolish"..

unlike Kerry manufacturing his war history and getting caught w egg on his face...

therein lies the differnce of the character of these 2 men.

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Some people's grades are low because they are not bright. Some people's grades are low because they are brilliant but not good students. I would never judge any President or Presidential candidate based on their college grades just as I would not like my employer to give a rat's ass about mine, which sucked, frankly. College was too fun to waste time studying.

I used to work for someone who told me that he got the lowest scores on one test that the state of California had ever seen, prompting his teachers to call his parents to tell them their son was retarded. He went on to become the editor-in-chief of one of the largest publishing houses in NYC. True story.
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Ergo Melon I hope you do not find yourself on the wrong side of history.
Ok, I get it. The relentless march of history dictates the appointment of increasingly conservative judges, tax breaks for the super-rich. I'm not sure if I like your vision for the future, diamond.

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