Schoolin’ Palin

For some reason, this does not surprise me.

The Chicago Tribune reports that:

Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin seems to have switched colleges at least six times in six years, including two stints at the University of Idaho before graduating from there 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 were contacted as part of the background investigation of Palin by presidential candidate John McCain’s campaign.  Let’s look at her combined eduction and experience?

  • University of Hawaii – for two weeks
  • Hawaii Pacific University – Freshman year
  • North Idaho College, a two-year school – General studies
  • University of Idaho – Journalism
  • Matanuska-Susitna College
  • University of Idaho – Bachelor’s degree in Journalism
  • Wasilla, AK, City Council – four years
  • Wasilla, AK, mayor – six years
  • Governor of Alaska – 20 months

Hmmm, what about that other Veep candidate, Joe Biden?

  • University of Delaware – double major, History and Political Science
  • Syracuse University College of Law – Juris Doctorate
  • St. Joseph’s University – Honorary degree
  • Widener University School of Law – Teaches Constitutional Law
  • United States Senator – 28 years

What the hey, how about our Presidential candidates?

John McCain:

  • Graduate United States Naval Academy
  • Unites States Congressman – Four years
  • Unites States Senator – 22 years

And Barack Obama?

  • Occidental College – two years
  • Columbia University – Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations
  • Harvard University – Juris Doctorate, first year Harvard Law Review, second year, President Harvard Law Review.  Graduated Magna Cum Laude.
  • University of Chicago – taught Constitutional Law for 12 years
  • University of Chicago – Lecturer for four years, Senior Lecturer for eight years
  • Illinois Senate – Eight years
  • United States Senator – Four years

We all know that Sarah Palin is no money manager, as she left the town of Wasilla in debt to the tune of $20,000,000 dollars (in a town of less than 6000 people, at the time).  This is even after receiving more than $27 million dollars in federal funds (can you say Ear Marks?  Yeah, I thought you could.)

Vice President Palin does not comfort me.  President Palin scares the crap out of me.

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9 thoughts on “Schoolin’ Palin

  1. Also:

    Obama – Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs

    McCain – Currently heading no committees.

    Formerly, he was Chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee.

    He was also formerly Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee though he admittedly knows nothing about economic issues. He was succeeded by … Ted Stevens.

    That’s not a lot of committee work for someone who’s been in the Senate since the Bronze Age.

  2. You’re right, gorn, by this time McCain should have been heading some really important committees if he was worth his salt. Maybe that’s what happens when you don’t ‘play well with others’.

    Ben Stein has already called Obama an “angry black man”, well, McCain is the “angry white man.” (Old man yells at cloud.)

  3. Obama is an angry black man? This guy who is always so cool and measured, who showed the closest thing to anger when Rev. Wright got out of line and needed a smackdown?

    I think Ben Stein needs to be dropped in the middle of a typical prison or maybe in the Southside of Chicago, so he can get a first hand taste of what an angry black man looks like.

    And if he wants to see an angry white man, he can look at me while viewing the “Tribute to 9/11 Victims”.

    Stupid creationist piece of shit.

  4. Perhaps if John McCain and Sarah Palin had learned to be community organizers, they would have experience we could actually count on. Especially the ones that teach ‘people’ skills.

  5. Republicans don’t answer to people steadycat, they answer to corporations. They’ve learned their lessons from lobbyist instead of community organizing.

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