It's no wonder some of our politicians hide their college GPAs. It's nice to go to an Ivy League school, but if you can't be more than a mediocrity in a supportive academic environment, why should your degree be considered as any type of a qualification for governing?
Or, for that matter, changing the entire way that society distributes its energy, and its income?
In his commencement speech at Hamilton College on Sunday, former Vice President Al Gore told the graduates that global warming is “the most serious challenge our civilization has ever faced.” But as an undergraduate at Harvard University in the late 1960s, Gore--one of the most prominent spokesmen on climate change today--earned a “D” in Natural Sciences.
Gore’s transcript documents that during his sophomore year at Harvard he earned a "D" in Natural Sciences 6 (Man’s Place in Nature). Also, as a senior at Harvard, he earned a C-plus in Natural Sciences 118.
Like all "C" students, Gore's work and theories should be taken as coming from such.
One might surmise that Barack Obama was no star pupil either, or else we'd be hearing a lot more about his stellar GPA (as proof of his greatness), as opposed to the mere waving of the old Harvard flag.
Should not then his governing suggestions - on taxation, international boundaries, and health care - be taken with the same "gravity" as we take Al Gore's?
With a less compliant media, Obama would have been "exposed" long ago...and Gore would either be on trial for fraud, or submitting paperwork for a nonprofit's tax exemption for being the leader of a bizarre and somewhat laughable cult...