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    Re: Who is smarter?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    so using that, Bush is much smarter than Gore and Kerry

    Gore dropped out of divinity studies and law school at Vanderbilt

    Kerry went to the fourth best law school in Boston while Bush went to the best Business School in the USA.

    that's a stupid measure of intelligence. Obama never would have been accepted into Columbia or Harvard if he had been the same color as Cheney
    Cheney is the same colour as Cheney, is that why he washed out at Yale? Obama's summa cum laude at Harvard wasn't AA, nor was the presidency of the Harvard Law Review.
    It's kind of futile trying to guess at intelligence by decades-old academic achievements but if you know a better way, I'm all ears. I suppose we could just go with the truism that the truest test of another's intelligence is the degree to which he agrees with you.
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    Re: Who is smarter?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I think academic attainments are a poor way to measure success. But if you want to play that little game, let's talk about a President whose college records remain shrouded and the paucity of his publications.
    Not success, intelligence. You know a better way to guess?
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    Re: Who is smarter?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    judge them by their spouses.
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    No, your failure to catch my point is what's dumb.
    Oh, I get it! He should have married like Clarence Thomas!!!!

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    Re: Who is smarter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Cheney is the same colour as Cheney, is that why he washed out at Yale? Obama's summa cum laude at Harvard wasn't AA, nor was the presidency of the Harvard Law Review.
    It's kind of futile trying to guess at intelligence by decades-old academic achievements but if you know a better way, I'm all ears. I suppose we could just go with the truism that the truest test of another's intelligence is the degree to which he agrees with you.
    Obama only got into Columbia and Harvard due to his color. The smartest guy in my class at Yale didn't get passed freshman year. He got caught up on drugs. at age 14 he scored a perfect 1600 on his SAT. He also had the highest score in the country in a well known competitive math exam that was open to graduate students in PhD programs. He had the highest GPA in the history of a well known extremely prestigious prep school that was founded before the civil war. yet he flunked out of Yale. The assistant Dean of Admissions told me that this man was the most qualified student he had seen apply to Yale in the 6 years he had been the AD.

    Cheney has had a very successful career and that counts far more than what he did as a 19 year old



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    Re: Who is smarter?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Oh, I get it! He should have married like Clarence Thomas!!!!
    You seem to have a rather peculiar fixation with Cheney based on your avatar and posts. what is the cause of this obsession?



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    Re: Who is smarter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Very tough question. Both are brilliant men. They have spectacularly different sets of moral values, but that is not what the OP asks.
    What is so spectacularly different about their moral values?

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    Re: Who is smarter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Not success, intelligence. You know a better way to guess?
    I don't think academic attainments are necessarily a way to measure intelligence either. There are many, many people who are very good at academic work, sometimes even brilliant, and yet are as dumb as a box of rocks in most areas of life including successful relationships and common sense.

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    Re: Who is smarter?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Oh, I get it! He should have married like Clarence Thomas!!!!
    Well, I don't even get what you were trying to say because you said it so poorly. Do you mean that Cheney should have married as Clarence Thomas did? (He did.)

    Or do you mean that he should have married Clarence Thomas or someone "like" him? (Whatever that means, and no, please don't tell me.)

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    Re: Who is smarter?

    Moral values? I don't know.

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    Re: Who is smarter?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Moral values? I don't know.
    I see you still are unable to establish your claim that Obama is smarter than Cheney



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