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Mon Dec 10, 2018, 06:40 AM

87. Read this chapter in the book "Conning Harvard" by Julie Zauzmer

I hope my response to you does not make it seem that I think it's OK for the Senate not to have demanded
proof of a claimed Yale degree from a potential CIA Director, because I think it is NOT OK if the Senate did not ask -
but with all the buddy-buddy pals in Washington DC on both side of the political aisle, it takes a deeper understanding of WHY it is important to demand something like a certified academic transcript from a career politician/war hero/etc who is now poised to take on a position like CIA Director.

There is a really good book written by the former student editor of Harvard's newspaper, concerning a young man, Adam Wheeler, who was criminally prosecuted in Massachusetts for faking his way into Harvard via forgeries, etc.
The book is called "Conning Harvard" --

https://www.amazon.com/Conning-Harvard-Story-Artist-League-ebook/dp/B00MJD770W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1544441145&sr=8-1&keywords=conning+harvard

He had to return scholarship money he fraudulently received, and he is prohibited by the court from ever mentioning Harvard on his resume, even though he did attend Harvard classes and did receive grades from those classes after being admitted on the basis of forged documents.

IMO, this is a rather sad story, because the young man was actually a good student already going to a good college when he decided to transfer by forged documents into Harvard. It is an amazing tale of the work he put into creatin the forgeries he did, and a very revealing look at how Harvard can be so easily duped.

In one of the last chapters of the book, the author explains why she believes it is important to catch people who
fake college degrees, and she writes about a number of people who faked degrees - and crimes they later committed.

That particular chapter is one I think should be required reading of any member of Congress who has the power to consider and approve potential appointments.


Because in my opinion, GH Bush not only faked a college degree, but that was just the beginning of what would be a crime spree he went on against the American public. In my opinion, he was without question the most corrupt CIA director, the most corrupt VP, and the most corrupt president in US history, and none will ever surpass him.

But to understand what crimes I believe he later committed (financial) and how he committed those crimes, against the American People, by misusing his CIA/VP/and Presidential powers, and abusing his power to deceive others, in order to benefit himself and his family and others financially, you first have to understand the nature of the person you are dealing with. Understanding he faked a college degree is an important start.

I hope you might consider borrowing the above book from your local library and reading the chapter I described - although the entire book is well written and really does read like a "potboiler." It's a real page-turner.


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