Jewish World Review June 10, 2005/ 3 Sivan, 5765

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Late Breaking Democrat News | Remember when George W. Bush ran in the 2000 presidential race against Al Gore? Remember how all the know-it-all elites said at the time that Bush was the dummy and Gore was the really smart one? Dummy Bush verses intelligent Gore was what they said, remember? Then (after the election was over) it finally came out that Bush actually had higher grades all through college than Gore had. Oops.

Then this past presidential election they said it again, only this time it was John Kerry's turn to be the genius running against the imbecile. It was highly intelligent Kerry-man against Neanderthal Bush. Well, I guess enough time has elapsed since the election now, so it must be finally safe to print the truth. Just check out this little news item from the June 7, 2005 edition of the Boston Globe. Comments in parentheses and caps are mine.

By Michael Kranish, Globe Staff | June 7, 2005

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. (HEY, HOW COULD THAT BE? A DUMMY AND A GENIUS WITH THE SAME GRADE AVERAGE?)

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. (FOUR D's? SOUNDS LIKE A SERIOUS INTELLECTUAL TO ME!)

The grade transcript, which Kerry has always declined to release, was included in his Navy record. During the campaign the Globe sought Kerry's naval records, but he refused to waive privacy restrictions for the full file. Late last month, Kerry gave the Navy permission to send the documents to the Globe. (YEAH, GUESS IT CAN'T HURT ANYTHING NOW, EH JOHN?)

Kerry appeared to be responding to critics who suspected that there might be damaging information in the file about his activities in Vietnam. The military and medical records, however, appear identical to what Kerry has already released. This marks the first time Kerry's grades have been publicly reported. (NO KIDDING!)

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. (HA! ONE OF HIS STRONGEST GRADES WAS IN FRENCH! WHAT A SHOCK!)

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. (HOWEVER, FOUR DECADES LATER HE WAS TROUNCHED IN A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION BY A "DIMWIT!")

In other Democrat news, the San Francisco Chronicle has reported that Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean (also known as "Howlin' Howard") said in San Francisco this week that Republicans are "a pretty monolithic party. They all behave the same. They all look the same. It's pretty much a white Christian party." He went on to say that "Republicans are not very friendly to different kinds of people." No, not like you, Howard, who is the very embodiment of a guy who gets along with everyone.

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Imagine if a Republican got up in front of an audience and said, "The Democrats all look the same. They all behave the same. It's pretty much a brown and black skinned secular party." Hell would break loose like you'd never believe. But Dean uses the same sort of ugly, dehumanizing, race-bating rhetoric, and he gets away with it. What a guy.

About a week or so ago, Dean said Republicans "never made an honest living in their lives." What does that mean anyway? — That Republicans are crooks? Or that Republicans just don't work? In the past Dean has also said that Republicans are evil and that he hates them. This is a politician who wants to be all inclusive? All inclusive to everyone except those he hates, I guess. What a charmer.

These latest comments are another example of why the far left love him even though he has been a lightning rod for criticism since being elected to head the Democratic National Committee last February. If Dean speaks for most Democrats, then that party is in deep trouble — and if he doesn't, then that means he's only there to raise money. If the only way the Dems can solicit funds is by appealing to the far-left fringe of their party, then they may wake-up one day to find that the far-left is all they're left with. .

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JWR contributor Greg Crosby, former creative head for Walt Disney publications, has written thousands of comics, hundreds of children's books, dozens of essays, and a letter to his congressman. A freelance writer in Southern California, you may contact him by clicking here.

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