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April 26, 2011

Pat Buchanan: Well, Why Doesn't Obama Release His Grades? And Why Is No One In the Media Interested?

An argument between Pat Buchanan and Chris Matthews, which starts about Birtherism but gets around to my topic of the day -- Obama's grades, SATs, LSATs.

As Buchanan says: Trump is supporting the people's right to know, and the national media Is supporting Obama's right to conceal.

If Obama's such a genius, how come Occidental, Harvard, and Columbia have all removed his record from the common files and put them into the safe?

See, Bush's transcript from Yale got "leaked." Which I assume means that they never bothered to remove the records from the common files, meaning dozens (hundreds?) of people could snoop in there (and copy them) any time they wanted.

I worked in that Work/Study thing at college. I was in the records room a lot. Did I snoop? Well I don't want to say if I did or I didn't. But I definitely could have, as the files drawers were unlocked and I was in there alone, pulling whatever files was asked of me, unsupervised.

Okay, I guess I can admit I snooped on myself: that seems harmless to confess. I checked my admissions file. My record was boring and exactly what I thought it was without any interesting notes on it. Purely a computer printout of SATs and high school grades. And current grades and courses. Boring, bureaucratic stuff.

Isn't it odd that the universities take special precautions as regards Democratic politicians but leave Republican records where any freshman with a Work-Study scholarship and an agenda can copy them?

Anyway, the colleges aren't leaking for Obama. They know his grades are not genius-level material.

I like how Buchanan has a belief (without proof), and Matthews has a belief (without proof), but Chris Matthews is absolutely aghast at the suggestion we get the proof and resolve it one way or another.

Let's say two people are in an elevator. A fight breaks out; both men say the other stole from him.

Who do you believe?

Well, let's also say there's a security videotape in the elevator.

So, you'll know soon enough.

But until we get the tapes -- if one person is saying "Just look at the video!" and the other is scoffing, "Video?! Why should we look at video?! It's insulting to say you want to look at some video. We definitely shouldn't look at video and if you do you're a racist" -- which of those two men do you think is more confident that the video will prove his story?

Thanks to Just the Tip.

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