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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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What an ugly pos.


3 posted on 06/07/2005 12:41:45 PM PDT by marvlus
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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"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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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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