16 December 2007

Gifted and talented

People who went to law school love to argue the merits of various schools. Harvard Law is usually in the top 3 (along with University of Michigan. Hi, Keith!). Usually the top 2. Often on top.

The best and brightest from law school end up on Law Review. And the best of those end up being on the editorial board. One rises to become Editor in Chief.

Barack Obama was Editor in Chief Harvard Law Review. He is in company with a few other famous Harvard Law Review alums: Supreme Court Justices Edward Sanford, Felix Frankfurter, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer and Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr.

George W. Bush is proud of being a C student. After 7 years in office, he still can't pronounce "nuclear" correctly. He is stupid and proud.

It isn't Oprah's influence, I swear. I just think so fondly of Obama because I want, so badly, to have a smart president again. Is that too much to ask?

11 comments:

Julie said...

Well said, I couldn't agree more. I know the only thing people can throw at him is his "lack of experience" but really, where has this experience gotten us?

fairydogmother said...

I feel exactly the same way. I believe that it is not too much to ask to have a smart president. That it should, in fact, be one of the minimum requirements of the job.

Unfortunately the last several years have left me feeling rather jaded, and I'm afraid that it might be too much to hope for anymore.

Mrs. G. said...

I'm all for a president who doesn't mangle the English language.

I'm an Edward's fan, but it looks like Obama is going to get my vote this election. And I'm good with that.

lizgwiz said...

A smart, articulate president? Be still, my beating heart!

Suzanne said...

Not add salt to an open wound, but how sad is it that our current president responded with a full press conference to the latest baseball/steroids scandal, but on real policy issues (oh, like maybe why he vetoed health insurance for children?) we don't hear a word. This is why Huckabee absolutely terrifies me as a candidate. I just could not take another 4 years of "leadership" that comes from sources other than human intelligence.

mar said...

besides the obama lean, lately i've been tending towards bill richardson, but since he hasn't really got a snowball's chance in... new mexico. i guess i have to be realistic that i'll probably be caucusing for obama on january 3rd.

MsLittlePea said...

I fell in love with him watching his speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention(on tv of course). I knew he would run for president right then and there. Wouldn't it be awesome if he won the nomination?

Staci Schoff said...

I like Obama but I don't think he'll be the next president. But on an up note, electing someone "smarter than George Bush" won't be hard to accomplish! ;)

Suzanne said...

Mar: My husband LOVES Richardson!

Chantel said...

I forgave Bush about his pronunciation of nuclear after visiting Texas and realizing everyone says it that way. And yes I was standing among Nuclear Scientists. So I have to hate him for other reasons.

Anonymous said...

I would love to have a president with 2 ivy league degrees, to me that would indicate somebody who really has their thinkin' cap on, not like that dope GWB. Maybe one of your readers can tell us if any president has ever had 2 ivy league degrees.... Taft maybe ?

- angel apologist.

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