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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-29-09 08:30 AM
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Bill Bennett and Fred Barnes are "wonder"ing about Sotomayor
Edited on Fri May-29-09 08:31 AM by underpants
BARNES: I think you can make the case that shes one of those who has benefited from affirmative action over the years tremendously.

BENNETT: Yeah, well, maybe so. Did she get into Princeton on affirmative action, one wonders.

BARNES: One wonders.

BENNETT: Summa Cum Laude, I dont think you get on affirmative action. I dont know what her major was, but Summa Cum Laudes a pretty big deal.

BARNES: I guess it is, but you know, theres some schools and maybe Princetons not one of them, where if you dont get Summa Cum Laude then or some kind of Cum Laude, you then, youre a D+ student.

http://thinkprogress.org/2009/05/28/barnes-sotomayor-af...
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-29-09 08:34 AM
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1. Fred Barnes was Stupid Cum Laude..
What a nitwit!
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-29-09 08:40 AM
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4. Tht ought to be a DUzey!!!!!
Stupid Cum Laude!

:rofl:
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-29-09 08:55 AM
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13. DUzy!
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-29-09 08:58 AM
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15. You win.
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-29-09 08:35 AM
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2. OMFG! what a couple of intellectuals there
Bennett got any bets on her confirmation yet? What's the odds right now?
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predfan Donating Member (769 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-29-09 08:38 AM
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3. This snippet of conversation is a sad commentary on Bennett's listenership........
for Barnes to denigrate someone graduating from Princeton Law Summa Cum Laude, and the listeners not catch onto the fact that's crazy as hell, well, it doesn't say much for them.
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Sal Minella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-29-09 08:46 AM
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8. Yeah. There wasn't none of them Cum Loude things cluttering up W's college career.
He had a clean record his supporters can show off with pride.

Getting into Yale as a legacy is good; keeps out the non-white non-rich trashy folks.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-29-09 08:51 AM
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11. That is the glaring inconsistency here
the rightwing noise machine was heavy on the grad inflation in IVY LEAGUE schools in the late 90's. This was big shakes to them.

As soon as W was clearly their guy they dropped it....and we both know why
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-29-09 08:41 AM
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5. "theres some schools and maybe Princetons not one of them" ??? I know Barnes is digging furiously
to say something negative about Sotomayor but that is just pathetic. Do these fuckwits ever listen to themselves before they let the shit fly?
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predfan Donating Member (769 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-29-09 08:47 AM
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9. Is Princeton like Harvard and Yale, which gives extra consideration to "legacies"?
Edited on Fri May-29-09 08:48 AM by predfan
You remember, Fred, like GW Bush?
Was Sotomayor a legacy?
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-29-09 08:55 AM
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12. They were talking about graduating "summa cum laude" at that point so admission details are not at
issue. In fact, it was Bennett's grudging admission that you don't get "summa cum laude" by affirmative action that triggered Freddy's pathetic little observation about "some schools but maybe not Princeton."
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predfan Donating Member (769 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-29-09 09:13 AM
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17. Actually, admission details were discussed, as to whether she got in
by affirmative action.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-29-09 08:42 AM
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6. headline 'shit stinks'
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-29-09 08:43 AM
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7. Wasn't Bennett Sec. of Education????..Dear gawd....n/t
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Dappleganger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-29-09 08:48 AM
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10. Fuck them both!
They wouldn't be saying that if she was a white male, geez!

Why do these racists automatically think that someone who looks different than they do aren't deserving of everything they have *earned*??
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safeinOhio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-29-09 08:57 AM
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14. Could we just compare
Barnes and Bennets LSATS scores with those of Sotomayor. OH, and throw in Limbaughs and Roves.
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-29-09 09:12 AM
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16. Sad old white men
...running out of reasons to claim their superiority.
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