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Coulter: Bush Got into Harvard, Sulzberger was Rejected
newsmax ^ | May 25, 2003 | Carl Limbacher

Posted on 05/25/2003 10:58:45 AM PDT by TLBSHOW

Coulter: Bush Got into Harvard, Sulzberger was Rejected

When Bush-hating Maureen Dowd sneered that President Bush only got into Yale because his father was a Yale graduate, giving him a leg up because he was a "legacy," she attracted the attention of "Slander" author and conservative columnist Ann Coulter - a very dangerous thing to happen to a liberal like Dowd, already in hot water for deliberately misquoting the president and altering the meaning of what he said.

Noting that the increasingly shrewish Miss Dowd had also sneered at the White House explanation that Bush got into Harvard Business School despite the fact that his father had not gone there, (Dowd claimed that the Bush name was legacy enough), Miss Coulter turned the tables by citing the failure of Dowd's boss, Arthur (Pinch) Sulzberger of Jayson Blair notoriety couldn't win admission to Harvard even though, like Bush he bore a famous name as a member of the family that has controlled the New York Times for almost a century and-a-half, or even to Columbia University where he was a legacy.

Coulter summed up "(Those must have been some low SAT scores.) Maureen might want to stay mum on the subject of dumb rich kids, at least for the next three or four decades."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: bush; coulter; harvard; maureendowd; rejected; sulzberger; yale

1 posted on 05/25/2003 10:58:46 AM PDT by TLBSHOW
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To: TLBSHOW
OUCH!
2 posted on 05/25/2003 10:59:48 AM PDT by Drango (There are 10 kinds of people in this world. Those that understand binaries, and those that don't.)
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To: TLBSHOW
Hmmmmm.....I wonder what Ms. Dowd's SAT scores were??????

Would be interesting to know for future use, no?

3 posted on 05/25/2003 11:02:58 AM PDT by Seeking the truth (I'm going on the FRN Cruise - How about you? - Details at www.Freerepublic.net)
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To: Seeking the truth
Would be interesting to know for future use, no?


I agree!
4 posted on 05/25/2003 11:05:06 AM PDT by TLBSHOW (the gift is to see the truth)
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To: TLBSHOW
Snicker, snicker, Roar Uproriously.
5 posted on 05/25/2003 11:05:20 AM PDT by doxteve
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To: Seeking the truth
I think MoDo went to back of the matchbook U.
6 posted on 05/25/2003 11:05:41 AM PDT by annyokie (provacative yet educational reading alert)
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To: annyokie

Columnist Biography: Maureen Dowd

Maureen Dowd, winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary, became a columnist on The New York Times' Op-Ed page in 1995 after having served as a correspondent in the paper's Washington bureau since 1986. She has covered four presidential campaigns and served as White House correspondent. She also wrote a column, "On Washington," for The New York Times Magazine.

Dowd joined The New York Times as a metropolitan reporter in 1983. She began her career in 1974 as an editorial assistant for The Washington Star, where she later became a sports columnist, metropolitan reporter and feature writer. When the Star closed in 1981, she went to Time magazine.

Born in Washington D.C., Dowd received a B.A. degree in English literature from Catholic University (Washington, D.C.) in 1973.

7 posted on 05/25/2003 11:09:13 AM PDT by Drango (There are 10 kinds of people in this world. Those that understand binaries, and those that don't.)
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To: TLBSHOW
Please, please, please, let The Dowdy One be the next to be canned at the Times!
8 posted on 05/25/2003 11:09:21 AM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: TLBSHOW
All right! Anybody have access to the relevant scores?
9 posted on 05/25/2003 11:09:29 AM PDT by livius
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To: Drango
"Born in Washington D.C., Dowd received a B.A. degree in English literature from Catholic University (Washington, D.C.) in 1973"

Man, is that depressing! One of my best friends and one of the smartest guys I know, did his undergrad at CU.
10 posted on 05/25/2003 11:11:53 AM PDT by annyokie (provacative yet educational reading alert)
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To: annyokie
Close....lol

Born in Washington, D.C., on January 14, 1952, Miss Dowd received a BA. degree in English literature from Catholic University (Washington) in 1973.

Anyone out there have any contacts at Catholic U to find out her SAT scores and academic record?
11 posted on 05/25/2003 11:15:52 AM PDT by 2nd amendment mama
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To: 2nd amendment mama
Who cares what they are? Ann Coulter showed her up.
12 posted on 05/25/2003 11:22:49 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: TLBSHOW
This is the 2nd time Ann Coulter has used this SAT Strategy, just as good either time.

The other use was in the book Slander where she describes a situation in the 2000 presidential primaries. The 3 main candidates were Bush, Gore, and Bill Bradley. Bradley had a long career in the US Senate where he had developed a rep as being intelligent, Sometimes you could almost thing his first name was "intelligent". The "Intellectual" Bill Bradley etc.

Anyway, to embarress Bush, some columnist looked up the SAT scores of Bush, Gore & the "Cerebral" Bill Bradley. Turns out Gore WAS highest, but not by much. Bush was not far behind. The "Intelligent" Bill Bradley was 3rd, and a distant 3rd at that -- Just a dumb jock really.

The "Intelligent" Al Gore of course had very mediocre college grades and then flunked out of divinity school. Bush's grades were better, and he went on to earn his Master's Degree.
13 posted on 05/25/2003 11:26:23 AM PDT by 9999lakes
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To: TLBSHOW
Funny, Dowd doesn't look shrewish, sewer ratish, yes, but shrewish?
14 posted on 05/25/2003 11:33:44 AM PDT by Tacis
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To: 9999lakes
Didn't he (Gore) also end up quitting (or having to quit) law school?
15 posted on 05/25/2003 11:40:40 AM PDT by Lawdoc (Sic Semper Tyrannus!)
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To: TLBSHOW
Please Maureen, skip the homone replacement therapy and just toddle off into Helen Thomas land....., you'll feel right at home.
16 posted on 05/25/2003 11:46:43 AM PDT by LiberationIT
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To: Lawdoc
After Gore flunked out of Divinity school, he tried his hand at law school, officially, he dropped out to run for office, but his grades were certainly not that well to begin with in Law School, its hard to say, if he would have failed out, or not, since he was sporadically attending classes, and trying to decide if he would run for office or not. In the end, he dropped out and ran and won office.
17 posted on 05/25/2003 11:54:55 AM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: Drango
winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary

On what ? OH!! Was that the knee pad story?

Becki

18 posted on 05/25/2003 12:12:06 PM PDT by Becki (Pray continually for our leaders and our troops!)
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To: 9999lakes
Bill Bradley's Verbal SAT was 430 - quite below average. His inability to respond spontaneously/extemporaneously to AlGore's one-on-one debate hyberbolic and totally dishonest tirades during the 2000 Democrat Primary debates caused me to question Dollar Bill's ability to formulate his thinking. He appeared pensive, taking a long time to answer, but then responded with mush. Gore's handlers obviously knew how he would react to outlandish charges and used it to AlGore's advantage. Bradley was a basketball star at Princeton (understatement) and was chosen to be a Rhodes Scholar - based on academic and demonstrated leadership qualities. To his credit, he must have really "hit the books" to do as well as he did - a real plugger, certainly a worthy trait. He's one of those guys who looks smart, but just ain't. I like him and would like him to be on my team in any endeavor.
19 posted on 05/25/2003 12:16:55 PM PDT by NutmegDevil
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To: 9999lakes; TLBSHOW; ChadGore
Ann Coulter
PING!


ANN COULTER's new book:
to be released JUNE 24 2003!


(You can pre-order it NOW at amazon.com)

20 posted on 05/25/2003 12:20:04 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: Tacis
She's practicing! Someone will have to take Helen Thomas' position as "Bitch of the White House Correspondent Corps". It appears that she's just about ready!!
21 posted on 05/25/2003 12:25:58 PM PDT by Young Werther
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To: TLBSHOW
I love it when Coulter launches an attack like this... she can be so unbelievably vicious and yet perfectly fair at the same time... she's so creative and she can draw on a tremendous amount of knowledge about the political establishment... I love it! I just love it!
22 posted on 05/25/2003 12:28:45 PM PDT by xm177e2 (Stalinists, Maoists, Ba'athists, Pacifists: Why are they always on the same side?)
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To: Drango
Born in Washington D.C., Dowd received a B.A. degree in English literature from Catholic University (Washington, D.C.) in 1973.

Yeesh! She was three years ahead of me!

23 posted on 05/25/2003 12:32:54 PM PDT by COBOL2Java
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To: Seeking the truth
Dowd is unSAT.
24 posted on 05/25/2003 12:34:36 PM PDT by Consort
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To: TLBSHOW
The original column: The weather's great, wish I were here (Ann Coulter).
25 posted on 05/25/2003 1:53:53 PM PDT by concentric circles
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To: concentric circles
Thanks. Great column, plenty of good zingers. I liked this one, which follows the observation that Blair was also kicked off his college newspaper for lying:

Once known as "the Newspaper of Record," the Times is now trying out the motto: "Almost as Accurate as the Maryland Diamondback."

26 posted on 05/25/2003 3:02:50 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Seeking the truth
Hmmmmm.....I wonder what Ms. Dowd's SAT scores were??????

Dunno, but she got 800 on the Bitch Achievement Test.

27 posted on 05/25/2003 3:07:38 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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