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.

4 Comments:

Blogger Jaclyn said...

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

http://johnedwards.com/about/john/

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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