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    We’ll take the jobs and economic growth, you keep the credentials

    We’ll take the jobs and economic growth, you keep the credentials

    One of the greatest mistakes we make is to confuse academic credentials with leadership.

    Barack Obama, who guards his transcripts like they’re the equivalent of the formula to Coke, presumably had very good grades at Harvard Law School because he graduated with high honors, a purely grade-based achievement.  Obama’s college grades are more of a mystery.  Obama’s transcripts are strictly off limits to the media, however, which never questions why Obama has not released the type of information released by both George W. Bush and John Kerry when they ran for president.

    Not so with Rick Perry.  His grades are of great importance, apparently.  Someone at Texas A&M leaked Perry’s college transcripts to Huffington Post, which ran an article which highlighted the less than impressive results in the headline:  Rick Perry’s College Transcript: A Lot of Cs and Ds.  This smells like payback for Perry’s efforts to reform the state higher education system, about which I posted yesterday.

    Not an impressive collection of grades, but Perry has put together an impressive collection of economic and job growth in Texas while the rest of the nation has suffered under Obama.

    Democrats can keep Obama’s academic credentials, we’ll take the  jobs and economic growth.

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    eaglewingz08 | August 5, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    so when is the US Attirneys office going to investigate this violation of federal laws? Somehow I think if Obama’s records were leaked the outrage would be thunderous. Indeed given the fact that Perry is not even a candidate yet makes this more outrageous and criminal.


     
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    retire05 | August 5, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Perhaps the good professor can tell us if releasing a person’s university transcripts without that person’s permission is an identity theft crime or a violation of that person’s privacy rights? If so, it is a federal crime?

    […] Professor Jacobsen: One of the greatest mistakes we make is to confuse academic credentials with leadership. […]


       
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      beloved2 in reply to College Grade-Gate!. | August 7, 2011 at 4:47 pm

      I think the insanity of mistaking academics with leadership started with Vice President Dan Quayle’s C grade in chemistry. How about Ronald Reagan’s C’s and D’s in a major of sociology from Eureka College? Nobody mentions that because it had nothing to do with “tearing down that wall” of Berlin, Germany and dissolution of communist USSR.
      Even Obama mentioned an admiration for the “gipper” during his campaign. My point is that even Democrats recognize Reagan’s extraordinary leadership, not the 45 year prior C’s and D’s. Governor Perry even parts his hair the same way the actor, Ronald Reagan did. Perry would be an extraordinary president.!!!


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