Kerry’s Grades no better than Bush’s!
Read the article below. It seems now that John Kerry finally released his college records (still others to follow) we see that his superior intellectual title is undeserved!
After reading this I would like the liberals on the board to say one (or more) of the following:
Bush cheated to get as high as he did. And “his Daddy” got him into Yale! (Kerry could not have had any help getting in…Ha ha).
Kerry has grown intellectually since college.
Kerry did better with the important courses.
There is probably a long list of Bush hate lines that can be used. I beg the liberals not to disapoint me, please come up with excuses why Bush and Kerry had virtually the same grades.
June 7) - Sen. John F. Kerry’s grade average at Yale University was virtually identical to President Bush’s record there, despite repeated portrayals of Kerry as the more intellectual candidate during the 2004 presidential campaign.
Kerry had a cumulative average of 76 and got four Ds his freshman year - in geology, two history courses and political science, The Boston Globe reported Tuesday.
His grades improved with time, and he averaged an 81 his senior year and earned an 89 - his highest grade - in political science as a senior.
‘‘I always told my dad that D stood for distinction,’’ Kerry said in a written response to reporters’ questions. He said he has previously acknowledged focusing more on learning to fly than studying.
Under Yale’s grading system in effect at the time, grades between 90 and 100 equaled an A, 80-89 a B, 70-79 a C, 60 to 69 a D, and anything below that was a failing grade.
By the Numbers
Kerry’s highest grade at Yale
Bush’s highest grade at Yale
Number of Ds Kerry received in his freshman year
Number of Ds Bush received in his four undergrad years
In 1999, The New Yorker magazine published a transcript showing Bush had a cumulative grade average of 77 his first three years at Yale, and a similar average under a non-numerical rating system his senior year.
Bush’s highest grade at Yale was an 88 in anthropology, history and philosophy. He received one D in his four years, a 69 in astronomy, and improved his grades after his freshman year, the transcript showed.
Kerry, a Democrat, previously declined to release the transcript, which was included in his Navy records. He gave the Navy permission to release the documents last month, the Globe reported.
Kerry graduated from Yale in 1966, Bush in 1968.