Monday, March 26, 2007

No politician left behind

Considering how obsessed our country is with standardized tests these days, you'd think we'd demand elected officials who did a little better in the college classroom:
Today, they're three of the most powerful men in the world. This has been your comforting reminder of the day.


Blogger Jaclyn said...

John Edwards graduated with honors with both his undergraduate and law degrees. Just saying ... we can do better. :)

3:26 AM  
Blogger The Alabama Moderate said...

Meanwhile, wasn't Cindy Crawford second in her class?

10:43 AM  
Anonymous Dan said...

Scott Adams -- creator of Dilber -- is a member of MENSA. "Scott Adams for President! He brought you Dilbert, now he'll bring you world peace!"

9:56 PM  
Blogger Alabamian said...

Jaclyn, Edwards has a solid academic record, and I have a generally favorable impression of him thus far. Of course, I certainly don't mean to suggest that graduation with honors (especially from grad school, which is exceptionally difficult) should be a prerequisite to public office. Nor do all people who averaged Cs and Ds necessarily make for bad public servants. But I wouldn't mind if we had at least a few more leaders who were A or B students.

Ala Mod, I think she was her high school's valedictorian. Either way, she's done quite well for herself. Could it be that a lot of A and B students know better than to get in the dirt of politics?

Dan, my only concern would be if Dogbert were the puppetmaster behind the scenes.

12:55 AM  

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