Saturday, October 25, 2008

Presidential Educational Credentials

Educational Background:

Barack Obama:
Columbia University - B.A.
Political Science with a Specialization in
International Relations.
Harvard - Juris Doctor (J.D.) Magna Cum Laude

Joseph Biden:
University of Delaware - B.A. in History and B.A. in Political Science.
Syracuse University College of Law - Juris Doctor (J.D.)


John McCain:
United States Naval Academy - Class rank: 894 of 899

Sarah Palin:
Hawaii Pacific University - 1 semester
North Idaho College - 2 semesters - general study
University of Idaho - 2 semesters - journalism
Matanuska-Susitna College - 1 semester
University of Idaho - 3 semesters - B.A. in Journalism

Can we please try the smart team this time? PLEASE?


fulleju said...


SuiginChou said...

I noticed the same parallel, sadly, in a few of the races for our state: the Republicans seemed to have more experience (in terms of years served in relevant positions) but had much less post-secondary education than their Democrat opponents.

And while it's sort of unfair to paint the picture in this manner, consider this:
Ronald Reagan? An actor and a Republican.
Bill Clinton? An economics-trained lawyer and a Democrat.

There is something to be said for the Democratic Party having entrenched itself as "the party of the educated elite" while the Republican Party rests on its laurels of being "the Big Business party" alongside its perhaps-more-reflective "Bible Belt" and "uneducated poor white" votership.