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Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Kerry's Yale grades: lots of Ds, C+ in French

yalekerry.jpg What a stud! It's no wonder he landed Teresa.

Remember the claims that John Kerry was some kind of uberintellectual? Just like the president, the junior senator was a C student who never made an A at Yale:
In 1999, The New Yorker published a transcript indicating that Bush had received a cumulative score of 77 for his first three years at Yale and a roughly similar average under a non-numerical rating system during his senior year. Kerry, who graduated two years before Bush, got a cumulative 76 for his four years, according to a transcript that Kerry sent to the Navy when he was applying for officer training school. He received four D's in his freshman year out of 10 courses, but improved his average in later years.
The transcript shows that Kerry's freshman-year average was 71. He scored a 61 in geology, a 63 and 68 in two history classes, and a 69 in political science. His top score was a 79, in another political science course. Another of his strongest efforts, a 77, came in French class.
Hey, who needs geology and history anyway? If you're going to live the John Kerry life, it's all politics and French. [Hat-tip: Ashley]

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