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Kerry: Dunce is not enough (Democrat got 5 Ds at Yale, average lower than Bush's)
World Net Daily ^ | 6/7/05

Posted on 06/07/2005 12:40:14 PM PDT by Conservative Coulter Fan

Newly released Navy records of Sen. John Kerry show the 2004 Democratic presidential candidate, who was portrayed as the intellectual superior of President Bush, actually received a lower academic average than his rival while studying at Yale, including five Ds.

The transcript of grades, which Kerry has always declined to release, was part of a set of Naval records requested and finally received by the Boston Globe. Last month, Kerry gave the Navy permission to release the records to the paper, something he refused to do during last fall's campaign.

While Bush and Kerry were at Yale, the school had a numerical scoring system.

Bush 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, received a cumulative score of 76 for his four years. Those grades include four Ds in his freshman year and one in his sophomore year.

According to the Globe, the military and medical records released appear identical to what Kerry has already released, but this marks the first time Kerry's grades have been publicly reported.

The transcript shows that Kerry's freshman-year average was 71, or a low C. 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. His highest single grade was an 89, for a political science class in his senior year.

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.

''I always told my Dad that D stood for distinction," Kerry said yesterday in a written response to questions, telling the Globe he has previously acknowledged that he spent a lot of time learning to fly instead of focusing on his studies.

Bush received one D in his four years at Yale, scoring a 69 in astronomy. The president has described himself as a C student in college.

Radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh said it's obvious why Democrats did not release Kerry's records during the presidential campaign.

"It would have made them a laughing stock," Limbaugh said during his show today. "They're out there talking about Bush as a dunce. ... He (Bush) gets better grades at Yale than John Kerry. ... It's typical. [The Democrats are] a bunch of pretentious, spoiled, lying brats."


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dunce; gwb2004; kerry; kerryrecord
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1 posted on 06/07/2005 12:40:14 PM PDT by Conservative Coulter Fan
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2 posted on 06/07/2005 12:40:53 PM PDT by Conservative Coulter Fan (One of the greatet conservative accomplishments would be the undoing of FDRs big government.)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

What an ugly pos.


3 posted on 06/07/2005 12:41:45 PM PDT by marvlus
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

I can see him taking his report card home:

"Son, why the long face?"


4 posted on 06/07/2005 12:41:58 PM PDT by mikeus_maximus
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

Related story: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1418292/posts


5 posted on 06/07/2005 12:42:06 PM PDT by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

ROTFLMPO !!!


6 posted on 06/07/2005 12:44:09 PM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

Gomer Pyle. Reporting for duty!


7 posted on 06/07/2005 12:44:12 PM PDT by Jess Kitting
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"NAVY RECORDS"?????!!!!


8 posted on 06/07/2005 12:44:29 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (FR ID'S ARE ON GOOGLE WITH YOUR POSTS. BEWARE WHAT YOU SAY, BIG BROTHER & HILLARY ARE WATCHING.)
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To: BenLurkin
We want ALL the files. Sign the 180 Kerry.
9 posted on 06/07/2005 12:45:16 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan
Newly released Navy records...

Notice it doesn't say that Kerry allowed the Navy to release all his military records.

10 posted on 06/07/2005 12:46:25 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: Bringbackthedraft

where's that picture of lurch compaired to Kerry when you need it :)


11 posted on 06/07/2005 12:47:02 PM PDT by Nyboe (From God we receive both our freedom and morality. A Godless society will have neither.)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

Truly a rotten student.


12 posted on 06/07/2005 12:47:18 PM PDT by putupjob
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

But, but, but I thought Lurch was an intellectual with 3, count 'em 3 purple hearts....


13 posted on 06/07/2005 12:48:42 PM PDT by Jaded (Hell sometimes has fluorescent lighting and a trumpet.)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

But Kerry looks and acts so superior, that must count for something.


14 posted on 06/07/2005 12:49:02 PM PDT by Williams
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

As I have stated many times, this Mr. Ed look-alike is the ugliest man to run for president in the last century. We all know that ugly is only skin deep. With Kerry, we also now know that stupidity goes right to the bone.


15 posted on 06/07/2005 12:49:24 PM PDT by RIghtWingAvenger
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

He has SO had a nose job!!!


16 posted on 06/07/2005 12:49:25 PM PDT by RushCrush (Never give in! Never, never, never, never! Never yield in any way great or small.)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

The Washington Post and others sent out crack teams of investigators to look into Bush's grades and service...but Kerry gets a defense of his dishonorable "service" and his grades come out over half a year after he lost the election.


17 posted on 06/07/2005 12:50:33 PM PDT by Conservative Coulter Fan (One of the greatet conservative accomplishments would be the undoing of FDRs big government.)
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18 posted on 06/07/2005 12:50:48 PM PDT by Cagey (These pretzels are making me thirsty.)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

"Mom, we're out of glue"
19 posted on 06/07/2005 12:51:08 PM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans.)
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To: putupjob

Even then Kerry probably cheated to get those D's, or daddy paid the dean off. It's no wonder Kerry hasn't a clue about world history, and what role the jihadists he supports play(ed) in it.


20 posted on 06/07/2005 12:52:12 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

Bush also scored higher on the military aptitude test than sKerry did. Not a surprise as Bush obviously behaved in a more intelligent manner during the election than did the loser, sKerry.


21 posted on 06/07/2005 12:52:30 PM PDT by PeoplesRepublicOfWashington (Washington State--Land of Court-approved Voting Fraud.)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

Wuss material even then.


22 posted on 06/07/2005 12:52:48 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: Cagey

Good Lord! Lurch is actually better looking than Kerry. Now that's scary.


23 posted on 06/07/2005 12:53:41 PM PDT by Barb4Bush
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To: Jaded
But, but, but I thought Lurch was an intellectual with 3, count 'em 3 purple hearts....

Didja know that he served in Viet Nam?

24 posted on 06/07/2005 12:54:23 PM PDT by Lekker 1 ("Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?"- Harry M. Warner, Warner Bros., 1927)
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To: mikeus_maximus

best joke I've heard all day! "Son why the long face?" LOL!


25 posted on 06/07/2005 12:59:42 PM PDT by groovejedi
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

ROTFLMAO!


26 posted on 06/07/2005 1:00:04 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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"Didja know that he served in Viet Nam?"

Yes indeed- for 3 1/2 whole months...TWO (count 'em) TWO tours!

27 posted on 06/07/2005 1:00:20 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

Fred and John seperated at birth. Gotta' be.

28 posted on 06/07/2005 1:02:56 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

"Kerry said yesterday............. he spent a lot of time learning to fly instead of focusing on his studies."

Yep, and the dog ate his homework!! What a moron!!


29 posted on 06/07/2005 1:06:02 PM PDT by Gator113
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

Washington is Hollywood for ugly people.


30 posted on 06/07/2005 1:07:27 PM PDT by ikka
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan
This was a teaser on AOL this morning. I had assumed that Traitor John had higher grades on the basis of the traditional scumbag position of censoring records of negativity (Willie being thrown out of Oxford for raping another student, Hillie hiding her pro-communist thesis, Traitor John hiding his USN court martial).

But, then, I wasn't sure. W went from Yale to Harvard. Traitor John couldn't get into Harvard (we all know because of his court martial and dishonorable discharge) and couldn't claim he had better grades because of the, "Oh, yeah, then why didn't you get into Harvard Law?"

How did the Boston paper get these records? What was the process? Would it apply to the charges on which he was cashiered and then reinstated? We still don't know how he forged the Lehman citations.

31 posted on 06/07/2005 1:07:47 PM PDT by Tacis ( SEAL THE FRIGGEN BORDER!!!)
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He scored a 61 in geology,

This was a truly remarkable achievement by Kerry or anyone else from another planet.

32 posted on 06/07/2005 1:09:25 PM PDT by hflynn
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

What would Kerry say? I only flunked out of Yale until after I thought I'd passed.

What gets my goat is not his lousy grades, but his arrogance. He was a phony then and he's a phony today. If this had been made public back in October, he would have lost by at least another point.


33 posted on 06/07/2005 1:10:32 PM PDT by grizzly84
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To: Tacis

Plus all the records for his 3 (fake) purple hearts, a bronze and silver star are missing. where are they? Destroying these records is a crime.


34 posted on 06/07/2005 1:11:03 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Tacis
Traitor John couldn't get into Harvard

Howie Carr was just saying he'd always heard that Kerry couldn't have gotten into Boston College law school either (he started three weeks into the term BTW), except Drinan, then head of the law school, pulled strings -- perhaps because he was afraid Kerry might decide to run against him in an upcoming primary.

35 posted on 06/07/2005 1:11:57 PM PDT by maryz
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

I think I only got 2 Ds - I am smarter than Kerry!


36 posted on 06/07/2005 1:12:16 PM PDT by rface ("...the most schizoid freeper I've ever seen" - New Bloomfield, Missouri)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

The article claims Kerry received five D's, but I only count the four he received his freshman year. What was the D from his sophomore year? I can't find it in the article.


37 posted on 06/07/2005 1:13:12 PM PDT by Blue Eyes (I love Lucy. How 'bout you? Do you love Lucy, too?)
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kerry is a phony but so is bush. Hes from an upper crust Northeastern family, and is truly from CT. so they both put on a charade, kerry to seem smart, bush to seem like just another southern rancher. In reality, kerry is just well educated, not intelligent, and Bush is just an upper cruster like the rest of them who plays on his dumb, rancher image to help himself. Thats the way politics is - its all images


38 posted on 06/07/2005 1:14:16 PM PDT by senateforcaster
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

Someone should post this at DU. Would make their heads explode.


39 posted on 06/07/2005 1:14:24 PM PDT by Democratshavenobrains
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

Sen. John Kerry (Dunce-MA)


40 posted on 06/07/2005 1:15:29 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Question Liberalism)
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To: rface

"D" for Distinction.

LOL


41 posted on 06/07/2005 1:15:35 PM PDT by Alcibiades ("First come smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire"--Roland Deschain)
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Another of his strongest efforts, a 77, came in French class.

No big shocker there!

42 posted on 06/07/2005 1:16:14 PM PDT by jpl
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To: Nathan Zachary

He did finally sign the 180 last month.


43 posted on 06/07/2005 1:17:39 PM PDT by Phantom Lord (Advantages are taken, not handed out)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

I dont care about his stinking grades , who did he suck off to get medals behind his superior officers back.


44 posted on 06/07/2005 1:17:57 PM PDT by sgtbono2002
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

Maybe this is one of the reasons that Kerry did not want his service record released.


45 posted on 06/07/2005 1:19:03 PM PDT by Brilliant
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I never get tired of this story....


46 posted on 06/07/2005 1:19:13 PM PDT by in hoc signo vinces ("Soylent green is people!")
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

Goes to show with both gentlemen, that you don't need either brains or academic ability or knowledge to become either President of the United States or the runner up. Our standards have fallen too far.


47 posted on 06/07/2005 1:19:41 PM PDT by blueblazes
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To: rface

I was a less than enthusiastic student when I was in college and I only got 1 D and it was in my final semester.


48 posted on 06/07/2005 1:20:00 PM PDT by Phantom Lord (Advantages are taken, not handed out)
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To: Barb4Bush

At a minimum, Lurch as a better smile.

And that's REALLY scary.


49 posted on 06/07/2005 1:20:12 PM PDT by Brilliant
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"He did finally sign the 180 last month"

I don't believe it. He only released part of his records, he's playing the same game as he did during the election. There's far too much information missing.

50 posted on 06/07/2005 1:20:22 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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