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A Different Kind of Affirmative Action.

My dad died this past year. He was a great father. I'll bet that George W. Bush also thinks that his dad was a great father.

My dad was a Veteran of World War II. George H.W. Bush was a war hero.

My dad worked his tail off so that my siblings could get an education. My grades were good, not outstanding. I went to College in Connecticut, but it wasn't Yale. George H.W.Bush, worked very hard, but he didn't need to work that hard for his son to go to Yale, he was a legacy. W. was also a mediocre student. (Today's column by Les Payne goes further into that aspect. http://www.newsday.com/news/columnists/ny-oppay015948126dec01,0,2325986.column

His name and his daddy's money gave him Andover, Yale, Harvard, The Texas Rangers, Governorship of Texas and the Presidency.

I couldn't get into Yale. I didn't belong in Yale. I have no problem with that, my grades weren't good enough. I didn't meet their standards. Yale and Harvard are for the elite students, Barack Obama, the Clintons, Al Gore etc...

I wonder if they had stuck to their standards would the country be in the predicament that it's in now? Would the country have elected W. from BS University?

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cathy_edgett
Dec. 2nd, 2008 12:39 am (UTC)
That's a great article. I have never understood the legacy policy. It doesn't help the student, the school or society. Maybe now it will be changed.
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