tme and facelock,
It's really easy to cast aspersions regarding Bush's college days. Hey, why not, it's easy and best of all you don't like him. (To do otherwise would show restraint and character). Did he have to work as hard as all the other students?
If you know anything about top ranked colleges, you know that you either have to be a child of an Alumni, or almost gifted, to attend. How was he different from the others? He wasn't!
Bush's father was a Yale Alum, and no doubt he got into Yale because of that, as did tens of thousands of others. However, if you think that the demanding and arrogant professors at Yale gave him passing grades, and did not make him work up to standard you are mistaken! (you also never met anyone who attended Yale). If either of you have attended college (not trying to be sarcastic, but I have no idea of your ages, backgrounds, etc), then you know that most professors in any school feel that their course is the most important and they will not sacrifice their standards for anything! nor, by the way, would they be asked to! So who got "paid off"? How did the whole thing work? Explain it to all of us please!
If that were the case then the chideren of all of the offspring whoever attended Yale would not have to work either! Do you realize how many offspring of the powerful and rich attend these schools? Bush was one of many. Get real! Your liberal based theory has no merit!
Also, I do not beleive that Bush's father ever attended Harvard, so how did he pull that one off? A business degree from Harvard (largely a bastion of liberalism by the way), is not gotten easily, regardless of message board banter. I think that some on this thread (nd country) hate Bush (for no good reason) so much that they grasp desperately at any sort of innuendo. Some have created their own little world of facts and then just stick to them. Hell, it's a lot easier than actually thinking!
Finally, I wonder if each of you were as interested in all of the innuendo about Bill Clinton and his various illegal escapades. The alleged rape of Wanita Broderick. His leaving the country to avoid the draft. The White Water scandal, the various military debacles etc.. I have no idea if any of this is true, (nor do I think it is worth discussing, I only mention it to make a point), but I wonder if you were as concerned about these "rumors" as you are the Bush stories, or is this just politics as usual? "Whatever, my guy does, or did, matters not, but your guy is horrible!" (Yawn).
"It's not what you don't know that bothers me. It's what you think you know that just isn't true that is disturbing!"