Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Which Candidate Is Better Educated?

No matter how old I am or how many jobs I may apply for, I am always asked about my education and college degree. Here are the answers to that question regarding our presidential and vice-presidential candidates.

John McCain
  1. United States Naval Academy: Class rank 894 of 899*

Barack Obama
  1. Occidental College: 2 years

  2. Columbia University: B.A. Political Science with a specialization in international relations

  3. Harvard University: Juris Doctor (J.D.) Magna Cum Laude*

Sarah Palin
  1. Hawaii Pacific University: 1 semester

  2. North Idaho College: 2 semesters - general study

  3. University of Idaho: 2 semesters - journalism

  4. Matanuska-Susitna College: 1 semester

  5. Matanuska-Susitna College - 1 semester

  6. University of Idaho - 3 semesters - B.A. in journalism*

Joeseph Biden
  1. University of Delaware: B.A. in history and B.A. in political science

  2. Syracuse University College of Law - Juris Doctor (J.D.)*

Gracias, Monsieur Bissell.

* As far as I know, the United States Naval Academy doesn't qualify their degrees (as others do with a B.A. or J.D. - doctorate of law) so I added John McCain's ranking as the qualifier. Copied from the McCain web site regarding his education:
John attended college at the United States Naval Academy, and launched a 22-year career as a naval aviator upon his graduation.

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