Forget about John Kerry’s military records. The Boston Globe has his Yale transcript, which shows he was a C student, kind of like another Yalie who went into politics. AP reports:
Sen. John F. Kerry’s grade average at Yale University was virtually identical to President Bush’s record there, despite repeated portrayals of Kerry as the more intellectual candidate during the 2004 presidential campaign.
Kerry had a cumulative average of 76 and got four Ds his freshman year – in geology, two history courses and political science, The Boston Globe reported Tuesday.
His grades improved with time, and he averaged an 81 his senior year and earned an 89 – his highest grade – in political science as a senior.
“I always told my dad that D stood for distinction,” Kerry said in a written response to reporters’ questions. He said he has previously acknowledged focusing more on learning to fly than studying.
Not dumb. Just lazy and unmotivated.
Bush’s highest grade at Yale was an 88 in anthropology, history and philosophy. He received one D in his four years, a 69 in astronomy, and improved his grades after his freshman year, the transcript showed.
Kerry was graduated in 1966; Bush was graduated two years later.
Some speculate that Kerry went to second-tier Boston College rather than Harvard for law school because there was something fishy about his military service. This suggests he didn’t have the grades for a prestigious law school.