Bad Grades? Once College Is Over, So What?

The word is out on John Kerry’s transcript at Yale and “shockingly,” his grades were even lower than those of fellow Yalie, Chimpy McBushHitler, who we all know is dumb as a post because liberals keep repeating “he’s dumb” ad nauseum, like brain damaged parrots. Here are the goods on Kerry’s Ivy League marks:

“During last year’s presidential campaign, John F. Kerry was the candidate often portrayed as intellectual and complex, while George W. Bush was the populist who mangled his sentences.

But newly released records show that Bush and Kerry had a virtually identical grade average at Yale University four decades ago.

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.

Now, I know the first thought a lot of conservatives probably have after reading this is something like: “Na, na, na, John Kerry’s grades are lower that W’s! So if Bush is supposed to be stupid, that means Kerry is as dumb as Paris Hilton! Har, har, har!”

But, isn’t the real lesson here that if a very prominent US Senator and the President didn’t get particularly good grades, then grades aren’t necessarily all that important in the real world or a very good measure of intelligence?

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