This past weekend we took a tour of the Yale University campus in New Haven. The wife and I are fighting over which college our daughter should go to. I want her to go to MIT and study Artificial Intelligence and Robotics as well as participating in Navy ROTC.
The Fabulous Cindy wants her to go to her alma mater – Barnard College – or to Yale. She points out that since little Barbara wants to go into politics and perhaps become the President of the United States, that Yale already has eight graduates who became the President.
Yes, she is extremely self confident and ambitious. I remember her telling me she “knew everything” when she was only four. I pointed out that she couldn’t know everything because she couldn’t even read yet. She responded “Ok, I’ll learn to read and then I’ll be able to know everything.” She always wins.
Anyhow, the Yale Campus was wonderful and we all agreed that it would be OK if Barbara did want to go to Yale. I asked the guide if Kerry was a Legacy and he allowed that he knew Bush was a legacy but he didn’t know about Kerry.
As it happens, this was important to me because all my Kerry-loving pals all point out that Bush was a Legacy Admission as proof that he really is very stupid. Well my friends, John Kerry was also a legacy Admission:
“Kerry, whose father worked for the State Department after graduating from Yale, was involved in politics from the moment he arrived in New Haven. He was head of the Yale Political Union, a college debating society, and joined the Fence Club, which was popular with preppy, blue-blood students.”
“ABSTRACT: President Bush said that he opposed the "legacy" application preference colleges often give to children of alumni. Bush, like John Kerry a legacy graduate of Yale,”
How come we always here about Bush being a Legacy but never hear about Kerry being a Legacy? Hmmm.