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VP hopeful Palin attended 5 colleges in 6 years
AP ^ | 9/4/08 | NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS

Posted on 09/04/2008 5:21:30 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin attended five colleges in six years before graduating from the University of Idaho in 1987. Federal privacy laws prohibit the schools from disclosing her grades, and none of the schools contacted by The Associated Press could say why she transferred. There was no indication any of them were contacted as part of the background investigation of Palin by presidential candidate John McCain's campaign. "Our office was not contacted by anyone," said Tania Thompson, spokeswoman for the University of Idaho in Moscow. Palin, the governor of Alaska, was born in Idaho. Her family moved when she was only a few months old to Alaska, where she was raised. She began college at Hawaii Pacific University, a private, nonsectarian school in Honolulu. She attended only as a freshman during the fall of 1982, school spokeswoman Crystale Lopez said. Then known as Sarah Louise Heath, she was in the business administration program as a full-time student, Lopez said.

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Next thing you know, they'll be publishing photos of her and her sorority sisters drinking off a keg or hanging from chandeliers with lamp shades over their heads....... Sigh.........
1 posted on 09/04/2008 5:21:32 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

So?


2 posted on 09/04/2008 5:22:39 PM PDT by svcw (http://baskettastic.com/)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
I transferred schools too. Here the MSM is digging out 30 year old rubbish. I smell desperation at work!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

3 posted on 09/04/2008 5:23:03 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: svcw

That’s my question too. Why do these news organizations even bother?


4 posted on 09/04/2008 5:23:35 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (Airlines can take their $15-per-checked-bag surcharge and shove it!)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Did she eat a live goldfish or cram herself into a car with 27 other college students?


5 posted on 09/04/2008 5:23:44 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Democrats are Intimidated by Strong Women.)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

The 6th one probably wasn’t a liberal one


6 posted on 09/04/2008 5:23:54 PM PDT by Flavius (war gives peace its security)
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To: goldstategop

I’m glad they’re doing this. They’re just digging a bigger hole for themselves.


7 posted on 09/04/2008 5:24:04 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Bravo Foxtrot Delta. I have plenty of friends and acquaintances that had similar educational experiences.

She graduated, didn’t she? That’s more than Al Gore can say.


8 posted on 09/04/2008 5:24:25 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Flavius

BINGO!


9 posted on 09/04/2008 5:24:27 PM PDT by rocksblues (Folks we are in trouble, "Mark Levin" 03/26/08)
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To: goldstategop

The McCain campaign vetted her bigtime and they knew about this.... I don’t think this is a big deal at all....


10 posted on 09/04/2008 5:24:37 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (Airlines can take their $15-per-checked-bag surcharge and shove it!)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Hey MSM, that’s some great digging. Now will you please find out what Obama’s and his wife’s SAT and LSAT scores were and whether they got into Ivy League Schools merely as tokens, perhaps we’ll have a fuller picture to look over when we make our vote decision.


11 posted on 09/04/2008 5:24:46 PM PDT by Bertha Fanation
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I wonder how many pushers Nicky’s guy Obama visited in those same six years.


12 posted on 09/04/2008 5:24:46 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (McCain/Palin '08! Real change you won't have to "believe in." You'll be able to see it!!!)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Big deal. While in the military, I got college credits from about six or seven different colleges that offered courses on various bases. Does that make me dumb or something. NEVER MIND, DON’T ANSWER THAT!!!! :-) Maybe the lady was trying to get away from Marxist professors and was hunting a college that actually offered courses she wanted with decent professors and NOT Commie leaders.


13 posted on 09/04/2008 5:25:07 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (Obama's mama was a Seattle Marxist, trained him, thus he is a Marxist. A communist.)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

OMG! Well, I saw the speech and donated big $$$ to the campaign. I’m going to ask for a refund.

What about articles about Biden’s scholarship???


14 posted on 09/04/2008 5:25:12 PM PDT by mathprof
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Who cares?


15 posted on 09/04/2008 5:25:25 PM PDT by Argus (Obama: All turban and no goats.)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
VP hopeful Palin attended 5 colleges in 6 years

That, in itself, gives her more experience than Obama has.

And all of it is the the United States.

;-)

16 posted on 09/04/2008 5:25:44 PM PDT by fanfan (SCC:Canadians have constitutional protection to all opinions, as long as they are based on the facts)
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To: Chet 99

Me too! Then we can ask who got Barack Obama into Harvard and who paid for it.


17 posted on 09/04/2008 5:25:49 PM PDT by ConservativeMajority (If war isn't the answer, you're asking the wrong question.)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I heard she walked on the beach barefoot in Hawaii. Is that a criminal act?


18 posted on 09/04/2008 5:26:24 PM PDT by realcleanguy ("I have not yet begun to fight")
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

She has probably learned, like we all did, that changing schools don’t improve the entrenched liberal politicizing of paid education.


19 posted on 09/04/2008 5:26:27 PM PDT by mabelkitty (Why does Obama hate pregnant women so much?)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
Well, GAWWWLEEEY...she must have learned REEEL GOOOD....

She's damn sharp.

People making an issue of this are just elitists who don't want a non-ivy leaguer in office.

20 posted on 09/04/2008 5:26:28 PM PDT by I'm ALL Right!
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
This is big news, but Senator Obama having communist, socialist, black separatist, Nation of Islam, terrorist and Islamofascist mentors, associates, friends and staffers isn't?! WTF?!!
21 posted on 09/04/2008 5:26:29 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Barack Obama: In Error and arrogant -- he's errogant!)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
She graduated in 5 years. 6 years come from counting calendar years, so if you go in the fall semester and then spring semester that counts as two years according to their rules. Also, they double count the University of Idaho because she attended one semester at a college in Alaska during her time there. So she really attended 4 colleges for 5 years, two of those for one semester each.

They are desperate to try to stick anything on her. Next thing you know they'll have video of her double dipping a potato chip at a party in her teens.

22 posted on 09/04/2008 5:26:40 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Whale oil: the renewable biofuel for the 21st century.)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Now she definitely sounds like me.


23 posted on 09/04/2008 5:27:02 PM PDT by loreldan (McCain/Palin '08)
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To: svcw
So?

Beat me to it...


24 posted on 09/04/2008 5:27:08 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
Is it not amazing in the Internet world how AP reporters still try to hide from everyone by posting their articles with no e-mail to reply back to the writer. So typical..
25 posted on 09/04/2008 5:27:13 PM PDT by Sprite518
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To: Jeff Chandler
In 1983, while playing Galaga at the local arcade, she noticed an extra token in the coin return slot... But, guess what?

She didn't return it. Instead she used it to play a SECOND game of Galaga.

OMG!!!! OMFG!!!!

26 posted on 09/04/2008 5:27:15 PM PDT by library user (What say you, Messiah?)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Isn’t it all on her MySpace page?


27 posted on 09/04/2008 5:27:17 PM PDT by Glenn (Free Venezuela!)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I was a rogue scholar myself (four universities in eight years).


28 posted on 09/04/2008 5:27:17 PM PDT by Welsh Rabbit
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To: ConservativeMajority
I'll wait for the MSM to report on Obama's Ivy League schooling. (sarcasm)

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

29 posted on 09/04/2008 5:27:26 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Bertha Fanation
Hey MSM, that’s some great digging. Now will you please find out what Obama’s and his wife’s SAT and LSAT scores were and whether they got into Ivy League Schools merely as tokens, perhaps we’ll have a fuller picture to look over when we make our vote decision.

GRETA POINT! I've been saying that for 4-5 months now!

30 posted on 09/04/2008 5:27:37 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (Airlines can take their $15-per-checked-bag surcharge and shove it!)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Meanwhile, OBammy stated in his own book, that he was doing cocaine, pot, and alcohol at age 17 or 18 ... but of course, that is of no concern to the LibMedjia.

Meanwhile, they find it scandalous that Sarah went to 5 different colleges before graduating.

The Libtards are exhibiting desperation!!


31 posted on 09/04/2008 5:27:41 PM PDT by webschooner (McWhatshisname/Palin 2008 !!)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
Al Gore Flunked OUT of school. 'nuf said.
32 posted on 09/04/2008 5:27:44 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (Just say NObama!)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I’d say then, that she probably knows MORE about education than the HAHVAD educated Obama


33 posted on 09/04/2008 5:27:51 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Palin has run a state, town and fishing operation. Obama ain't run nothin' but his mouth.(Steyn)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
Why do these news organizations even bother?

They're like denizens in a primate exhibit, flinging all the crap they can lay their paws on hoping something - ANYTHING - will stick.

34 posted on 09/04/2008 5:28:00 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

How can I register the quote “msm-obama” ?


35 posted on 09/04/2008 5:28:13 PM PDT by mirkwood (Palin...and the other guy for President)
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To: Glenn

Does Gov. Palin have a MySpace page?


36 posted on 09/04/2008 5:28:20 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (Airlines can take their $15-per-checked-bag surcharge and shove it!)
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To: goldstategop

Very bright,astute people tend to wander because they get bored easily...especially when they’re being BSed.She was just looking for a decent school,that’s all.


37 posted on 09/04/2008 5:28:23 PM PDT by gimme1ibertee (BHO is DOA in NOV!!!!!! YEAH!!!!!!)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Wow that equals how many deferments biden received to stay out of Vietnam


38 posted on 09/04/2008 5:28:24 PM PDT by italianquaker (Great choice Mccain in Governor Sarah Palin)
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To: goldstategop

“Here the MSM is digging out 30 year old rubbish. I smell desperation at work!”

Just wish they would dig for some rubbish on Obama! They wouldn’t even have to go back 30 years. Try 1999! And on top of that, the rubbish would be true!


39 posted on 09/04/2008 5:28:24 PM PDT by seekthetruth
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

The MSM will show that she can’t stay in one place long enough ....


40 posted on 09/04/2008 5:28:49 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("What Our Enemies Couldn't Do To Us Our Liberal Democrat Politicians Will")
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

My response to the AP: welcome to the real world that normal, everyday people live in. She’s hardly the first person to have attended multiple colleges.


41 posted on 09/04/2008 5:29:47 PM PDT by VOR78
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To: svcw
I attended four different colleges, one of which I transferred back to again, so I guess you could say the same thing about me. But it took me more than six years to graduate, so I guess you could say that Mrs. Palin is smarter than me.

People change colleges for a number of reasons. Finances are a big one. Not all of us regular people can afford the $40K per year it costs to attend Harvard, even if we have the brains to get into it.

42 posted on 09/04/2008 5:29:50 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Al Gore Flunked OUT of school.

I guess he just couldn’t get the hang of lunch or recess...


43 posted on 09/04/2008 5:30:15 PM PDT by gimme1ibertee (BHO is DOA in NOV!!!!!! YEAH!!!!!!)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I believe it probably has to do with the money. Sarahcuda is quite open as to why she participated in the beauty pageants....to win money for school because no one was passing out sports scholarships to women at that time. She made her own way....


44 posted on 09/04/2008 5:30:22 PM PDT by BossLady (People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to avoid facing their own soul. ~Carl Jung)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
I wonder when they will start asking questions about how a self-admitted druggie, got into Columbia and then Harvard. Where are his grades and LSAT scores.

You don't get all A's smoking weed and snorting blow, so how about a little investigation into how Barry got into those Ivy League schools and how did he pay for them.

45 posted on 09/04/2008 5:30:31 PM PDT by NavVet ( If you don't defend Conservatism in the Primaries, you won't have it to defend in November)
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To: Bertha Fanation

“Hey MSM, that’s some great digging. Now will you please find out what Obama’s and his wife’s SAT and LSAT scores were and whether they got into Ivy League Schools merely as tokens, perhaps we’ll have a fuller picture to look over when we make our vote decision.”

Good luck with that.



46 posted on 09/04/2008 5:30:44 PM PDT by mirkwood (Palin...and the other guy for President)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

This crap reminds me of the AP’s heroic effort in 2004 to dig up dirt on President Bush’s by interviewing his former dentist in the Texas Air National Guard. The dentist didn’t recall Bush, but that certainly didn’t stop the AP from publishing a smarmy article.


47 posted on 09/04/2008 5:30:51 PM PDT by Interesting Times (Swiftboating, you say? Check out ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

....and she graduated.

Once again, a smear attempt that will be looked at as a huge plus by most people. I honestly wonder if it isn’t our side getting the ball rolling on some of this stuff!


48 posted on 09/04/2008 5:31:02 PM PDT by Textide
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

To serve as Vice President, an individual must:

be a natural born U.S. citizen
not be younger than 35
have lived in the U.S. for at least 14 years

I guess she’s still qualified.


49 posted on 09/04/2008 5:31:22 PM PDT by papasmurf (I ain't your Daddy's Conservative, OK?)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Al Gore Flunked OUT of school. 'nuf said.

Al Gore failed in law school, failed in divinity school and failed in the electoral college.

50 posted on 09/04/2008 5:31:22 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Whale oil: the renewable biofuel for the 21st century.)
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