KERRY'S GRADES ON PAR WITH BUSH'S
HatTip to Sam. This is gravy. During the election, Dems (and Kerry himself) tried to portray John Kerry as the "intellectual" candidate... the smarter one than Bush. Of course it got out that Bush's IQ was higher than Kerry's, which pissed Kerry off and I'm sure embarrassed a bunch of Dems. Now Kerry's grades came out that shows he didn't even do well in school. I know this is pissing him off. Now he doesn't even have a high IQ to fall back on to explain why he's so smart. Poor Kerry. He should serious stop his silly dreams of running again in 2008.
Yale grades portray Kerry as a lackluster student
His 4-year average on par with Bush's
During last year's presidential campaign, John F. Kerry was the candidate often portrayed as intellectual and complex, while George W. Bush was the populist who mangled his sentences.
But newly released records show that Bush and Kerry had a virtually identical grade average at Yale University four decades ago.
In 1999, The New Yorker published a transcript indicating that Bush had 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, got a cumulative 76 for his four years, according to a transcript that Kerry sent to the Navy when he was applying for officer training school. He received four D's in his freshman year out of 10 courses, but improved his average in later years.
The grade transcript, which Kerry has always declined to release, was included in his Navy record. During the campaign the Globe sought Kerry's naval records, but he refused to waive privacy restrictions for the full file. Late last month, Kerry gave the Navy permission to send the documents to the Globe. (full article)