posted on Sep, 5 2008 @ 11:32 AM
Originally posted by WAKEurMIND_UP
Don't be idiots. Think about it Sarah Palin holds a Bachelors of Arts In Journalism from the University of Idaho.
B. Obama hold a J.D. in Law from Harvard. He is obviously well educated enough to become president, a knowledge of law is important. You have to have
at least a masters to be a teacher in many places and we are going to put someone with a b.a. journalism from u. of idaho a heartbeat away from
control of our entire government? in.
This pick disgusts me.
The Major is always amused when a poster here at ATS impugns someone because they feel that their level or pedigree of institutional doesn't quite
meet their lofty expectation. The Major will dispense with the obvious inquiry to you own stellar curriculum vitae
and focus on the formative
instruction of bygone presidents. George Washington was well thought of as our first U.S. President; he never graduated from college. His esteemed
place in the lexicon of governmental service was supported by only a surveyors license. Let's not forget that his contemporaries were schooled at
Harvard, Princeton, Amherst, and William & Mary.
Other U.S. Presidents who did not attend or complete college:
William Harrison (attended college but never received a degree)
Harry Truman – went to law school but did not receive a degree
A few noteworthy names on that list.
As for the notion that a law degree somehow makes a person more qualified to serve in the Executive Branch, the Major is mystified. The Legislative
and Judicial branches for sure, but the Executive Branch would be much better served by someone with an MBA than anything else. There is also that
little issue of how the public at large feels about shysters, excuse the Major, ambulance chasers, nope that's not it, blood sucking parasitic
scumbags who can't die soon enough. Well, it appears that the Major is at a loss for the correct terminology but will leave you with the words of the
great William Shakespeare:
"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers". - (Henry VI, Act IV, Scene II).
[edit on 5-9-2008 by Major Discrepancy]