Skip to comments.Kerry: Dunce is not enough (Democrat got 5 Ds at Yale, average lower than Bush's)
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."
What an ugly pos.
I can see him taking his report card home:
"Son, why the long face?"
Related story: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1418292/posts
Gomer Pyle. Reporting for duty!
Notice it doesn't say that Kerry allowed the Navy to release all his military records.
where's that picture of lurch compaired to Kerry when you need it :)
Truly a rotten student.
But, but, but I thought Lurch was an intellectual with 3, count 'em 3 purple hearts....
But Kerry looks and acts so superior, that must count for something.
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.
He has SO had a nose job!!!
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.
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.
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.
Wuss material even then.
Good Lord! Lurch is actually better looking than Kerry. Now that's scary.
Didja know that he served in Viet Nam?
best joke I've heard all day! "Son why the long face?" LOL!
Yes indeed- for 3 1/2 whole months...TWO (count 'em) TWO tours!
Fred and John seperated at birth. Gotta' be.
"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!!
Washington is Hollywood for ugly people.
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.
This was a truly remarkable achievement by Kerry or anyone else from another planet.
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.
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.
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.
I think I only got 2 Ds - I am smarter than Kerry!
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.
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
Someone should post this at DU. Would make their heads explode.
Sen. John Kerry (Dunce-MA)
"D" for Distinction.
No big shocker there!
He did finally sign the 180 last month.
I dont care about his stinking grades , who did he suck off to get medals behind his superior officers back.
Maybe this is one of the reasons that Kerry did not want his service record released.
I never get tired of this story....
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.
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.
At a minimum, Lurch as a better smile.
And that's REALLY scary.
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.