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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 01:43 PM
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35. They do 'boast' a 99 percent graduation rate, which isn't really a
Edited on Wed Aug-16-06 01:45 PM by MADem
recommendation, IMO.

From what one of his professors says, he was an asshole and a blowhard of the first order, and apparently not too intellectually rigorous with himself or others. For those who have forgotten, let's review:

...Yoshihiro Tsurumi, an avowed opponent of Bushs current views and policies who was a visiting associate professor of international business at HBS between 1972 and 1976, said Bush was among 85 students he taught one year in a required first-year course. In the class on Environment Analysis for Management, incorporating elements of macroeconomics, industrial policy and international business, Tsurumi said students discussed and debated case studies for 90 minutes several times a week.

Tsuruminow a professor of international business at Baruch College in the City University of New Yorksaid he remembers the future president as scoring in the bottom 10 percent of students in the class.

Thirty years after teaching the class, Tsurumi said the twenty-something Bushs statements and behavioralways very shallowstill stand out in his mind.

Whenever just bumped into me, he had some flippant statement to make, said Tsurumi when reached at his home in Scarsdale, N.Y. The comments he made were revealing of his prejudice.

The White House did not reply to requests for comment on Bushs time at HBS.

Tsurumi said he particularly recalls Bushs right-wing extremism at the time, which he said was reflected in off-hand comments equating the New Deal of the 1930s with socialism and the corporation-regulating Securities and Exchange Commission with an enemy of capitalism.

I vividly remember that he made a comment saying that people are poor because theyre lazy, Tsurumi said.

Tsurumi also said Bush displayed a sense of arrogance about his prominent family, including his father, former U.S. President George H.W. Bush.

didnt stand out as the most promising student, but...he made it sure we understood how well he was connected, Tsurumi said. He wasnt bashful about how he was being pushed upward by Dads connections.

Edit: poor spelling
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