Our Man At Yale: 2 versions
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Our Man at Yale: 2 versions one link via Linkfilter.com but worth the reading
posted by Postroad (18 comments total)
This is just about the most unimportant thing I've ever heard about bush.
posted by delmoi at 4:03 PM on November 4, 2006

Very interesting. Nonetheless, it sounds that at this point none of these accusations could be substantiated. It seems like the article is almost entirerly hearsay. Hearsay I'm inclined to believe given the President's behavior, mind you, but hearsay nontheless.
posted by HighTechUnderpants at 4:03 PM on November 4, 2006

Bush has a documented record of incompetence and malfeasance while serving as president. Why should anyone care even a little that he might have been slightly more of a jackass in college 40 years ago than previously suspected?
posted by brain_drain at 4:22 PM on November 4, 2006

Because it deflects from the current mismanagement, brain_drain. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain, etc.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 4:40 PM on November 4, 2006

As much as I like the comment in the end about how he wouldn't have gotten in if women were admitted, it's wrong -- he was still from a rich and influential family. He totally would've gotten in.
posted by echo0720 at 4:40 PM on November 4, 2006

What's with the cheap shot at Joe Lieberman in the end of the post?
posted by gyc at 5:07 PM on November 4, 2006

I blame Barbara Bush. She's evil and both her sons have been rotten presidents.
posted by hal9k at 5:08 PM on November 4, 2006

both her sons have been rotten presidents

Is this some sort of meta-snark about how Bush the Senior was like a child to his wife? /confused.

Would it really surprise anyone to find out that Bush Jr. had his grades faked to stay out of Vietnam? The guy is a clueless, entitled jerk today, why would we believe that would have been any different when he was in college?
posted by quin at 5:14 PM on November 4, 2006

Have you heard about the magic of teflon head?
posted by snoktruix at 5:15 PM on November 4, 2006

It's annoying that the author of this speculative article gives out the email addresses of two college officials who s/he feels might have the answers on this, but doesn't seem to have bothered trying to contact these people herself. It's also not a very well-written article.

Bush's grades may well have been faked in one way or another, but this article provides no new reasons to suspect that.
posted by washburn at 5:26 PM on November 4, 2006

Questions emailed to the pertinent officials have not been answered

Whoops, sorry. But still not convinced.
posted by washburn at 5:27 PM on November 4, 2006

Flag: Noise.
posted by taosbat at 5:31 PM on November 4, 2006

Next thing you know people are going to claim he paid a gay prostitute for meth and a massage.
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 5:59 PM on November 4, 2006

As an avid LF-ite I am obligated to say:

It's linkfilter.net
posted by TimeTravelSpeed at 6:10 PM on November 4, 2006

Where is Dan Rather when we need him?
posted by hortense at 6:29 PM on November 4, 2006

where are the pdfs of the old grades?
that this would happen does not shock my conscience, but hey, where it the evidence?
posted by caddis at 6:54 PM on November 4, 2006

Is Bush any worse than the scores of young 'mericans in schools all over the US doing relatively little and pulling A & B averages?
posted by pwedza at 11:15 PM on November 4, 2006

Yes, the Iraq War is worse than a 3.5 grade point average. You kids take school way too seriously.
posted by ryanrs at 12:07 AM on November 5, 2006

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