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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:38 PM

"Susan Rice ... not very bright" - John McCain, bottom 1% of his class at Annapolis

McCain's Secret, Questionable Record
Jeffrey Klein
Investigative journalist, co-founder of Mother Jones
Posted: June 16, 2008 08:50 PM

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Some of the unreleased pages in McCain's Navy file may not reflect well upon his qualifications for the presidency. From day one in the Navy, McCain screwed-up again and again, only to be forgiven because his father and grandfather were four-star admirals. McCain's sense of entitlement to privileged treatment bears an eerie resemblance to George W. Bush's.

Despite graduating in the bottom 1 percent of his Annapolis class, McCain was offered the most sought-after Navy assignment -- to become an aircraft carrier pilot. According to military historian John Karaagac, "'the Airedales,' the air wing of the Navy, acted and still do, as if unrivaled atop the naval pyramid. They acted as if they owned, not only the Navy, but the entire swath of blue water on the earth's surface." The most accomplished midshipmen compete furiously for the few carrier pilot openings. After four abysmal academic years at Annapolis distinguished, according to his own books, by mediocrity and misdeeds, no one with a record resembling McCain's would have been offered such a prized career path. The justification for this and subsequent plum assignments should be documented in McCain's naval file.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:11 PM

1. From the guy that picked Sarah Palin to be Vice President n/t

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:17 PM

2. Susan Rice phi beta kappa, Rhodes Scholar, best UK phd dissertation

Susan Rice was valedictorian at the super elite National Cathedral School in Wash DC, phi beta kappa at Stanford, Rhodes Scholar and her doctoral dissertation at Oxford was chosen the best dissertation in international relations in the United Kingdom. She is a certified genius.

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Response to Skybear (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:12 PM

8. You never would have even heard of John McCain

if he had just been a better pilot.

Enjoy your stay, It won't be long.

McCain fans are thin on the ground around here...

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Response to Skybear (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:12 PM

9. Good for you.

You can have the senile, bitter old embarrassment.

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Response to Skybear (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:42 PM

11. lol, John McCain is here

Whatever you say John. Way to fuck up picking a running mate!

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Response to Cicada (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:15 PM

10. If Rice was such a genius

why was she dumb enough to parrot the clearly ludicrous initial intelligence assessment that the attacks were precipitated by the anti-Muslim video?

Book-smart, but quite stupid.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:20 PM

3. Yeah the guy who unleashed the Palins has no right to judge someone else's intelligence.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:21 PM

4. It's the "acceptable" type of criticism of a woman. I'm sure he's thought of other terms.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:31 PM

5. Partied with Keating -- not smart.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:16 PM

6. the only reason he was ever accepted into the academy was because of his lineage..

he's as dumb as a sack of dog shit.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 03:02 PM

12. bottom 1 percenter gave us someone you'd put at the bottom 1% to be vice president!

the man is full of anger and venom, and clearly isn't the most intelligent bloke, so it doesn't surprise us that an overachiever like him would run down a woman who is better than him.

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