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Old 10-31-2006, 09:47 PM   #46
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wizard2c may be correct by her assersion, however it's still a triple lose situation for Mr Kerry

1-He loses in the "leap that GW is dumb", (implying GW is dumb and stuck in/on Iraq) because mainstream America hates snobs who call names, from Paris to Babs to a good portion of the mindset that slobber on each other here in FYM day in and and out.


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Aside from that GW had a better GPA in college than Kerry:

Tuesday, June 07, 2005
Kerry's college D's.
Revealed by the Boston Globe (via Memeorandum):

The transcript shows that Kerry's freshman-year average was 71. He scored a 61 in geology, a 63 and 68 in two history classes, and a 69 in political science. His top score was a 79, in another political science course. Another of his strongest efforts, a 77, came in French class.

Under Yale's grading system in effect at the time, grades between 90 and 100 equaled an A, 80-89 a B, 70-79 a C, 60 to 69 a D, and anything below that was a failing grade. In addition to Kerry's four D's in his freshman year, he received one D in his sophomore year. He did not fail any courses.

I told you he wasn't smart way back last August. I got a lot of flak for that, so let me just laugh a little over this one. And for old time's sake, here's a link to the classic Guardian article that asked the question: "Does anyone in America doubt that Kerry has a higher IQ than Bush?"

I'm sure their SATs and college transcripts would put Kerry far ahead.

Well, ha ha ha.

And shame on all the people who imagined they were perceiving brilliance in the man! Movie rental idea of the day: "Being There."

UPDATE: Soxblog, linked at the beginning of my August post, is also enjoying being vindicated.

ANOTHER UPDATE: This post is getting an awful lot of comments! You know what I think? I think everybody misses the old days of the presidential campaign. It was fun, wasn't it, back then, going over all the little things about the candidates? Nothing today is so consistently bloggable. I was glad when it was finally over and there was the new challenge of finding diverse things to blog about every day. But this post was a chance to relive the good old days of blogging about the campaign.
posted by Ann Althouse at 8:06 AM

3- Never diss the troops indirectly or directly nor their current Commander in Chief, in you do, you lose.

John Kerry just swift-boated himself.

Good job John.

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1-He loses in the leap that GW is dumb, because mainstream America hates snobs from Paris to Babs to a good portion of the mindset that slobber on eachother here day in and and out.
I don't understand what you're saying here.

You know what baffles me? That this was the lead story on the network news tonight. The man isn't even running for office!

I can't imagine anyone thinking "Well that's it, I'm not voting for ANY democrats now" after a non-candidate made such a comment. My guess? Most people offended by what he said would already be voting Republican anyway.
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I don't understand what you're saying here.

You know what baffles me? That this was the lead story on the network news tonight. The man isn't even running for office!

I can't imagine anyone thinking "Well that's it, I'm not voting for ANY democrats now" after a non-candidate made such a comment. My guess? Most people offended by what he said would already be voting Republican anyway.
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Name calling in a condenscending manner, by an elitist doesn't sell with main stream America.

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Ah, thanks. I still don't get the wording of the original sentence, but I'll take your explanation as sufficient explanation.
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Ah, thanks. I still don't get the wording of the original sentence, but I'll take your explanation as sufficient explanation.
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Ohhhhhhhh! Yes, that helped quite a bit.
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Hmm...I think I used to be roommates with her son for a year about four years ago. She's conservative and from Madison, WI, two things I remember hearing about his family, not to mention that I recognize her name.

He ended up not liking Boston and moved back to Madison. Quite a small world.

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They have conservatives in Madison, WI?

To hear my parents in central Wisconsin talk, Madison is nothing but full of wall-to-wall raving liberals!
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melon,

did you hit on her son?

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The Republicans are sinking faster than the Titanic. He shouldn't be throwing them any rope.
Exactly.

I understand what Kerry meant, but why even take the chance with such a lame joke the week before Election Day?

Just awful judgement right there.
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there is no way that George Bush is smarter than John Kerry. They both have a habit of getting tongue tied and saying things wrong, but at least John Kerry knows what he's talking about. Knows what truth is. Doesn't lie about people.
George Bush is untrustworthy, and most of America knows it. It saddens me , actually.
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GW had a higher GPA then Kerry in college though.

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we need a smart leader now
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Based on Kerry's recent behavior I don't think you have much to choose from.

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