Wednesday, June 08, 2005

What Was Kerry Hiding?

Big John
He's finally released "all" of his military records, although apparently there's not much that's really new, at least so far. So why the resistance throughout the campaign to a release of all his records?

Well, there's the picture at the right. That's certainly not the kind of thing you want to reveal, if you can avoid it.

Perhaps it's just the fact that his grades at Yale were actually not quite as good as those of young George W. Bush. Every Republican president in memory has been portrayed by the MSM as dumb, and GWB is no exception. Richard M. Nixon is the lone exception in my memory, stretching back to Ike.
Yale grades portray Kerry as a lackluster student - The Boston Globe: "WASHINGTON -- During last year's presidential campaign, John F. Kerry was the candidate often portrayed as intellectual and complex, while George W. Bush was the populist who mangled his sentences.

But newly released records show that Bush and Kerry had a virtually identical grade average at Yale University four decades ago.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."
The story of Kerry the Deep, Intellectual vs. Bush, the Amiable Dunce, would have been a hard sell with side-by-side, equivalent transcripts from the same school in the same time period. "Damn the Swiftvet torpedos! Full speed astern."

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