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Affirmative action for the well connected

I WONDER if the people who are questioning whether John Kerry really earned his Purple Hearts will apply the same litmus test to George W. Bush ("Kerry faces questions over Purple Heart," Page A1, April 14). I question whether anyone who admits to being lazy and deplores reading, has a poor command of the English language, lacks an understanding of science, history, world affairs, economics, other religions and cultures, and was an alcoholic, could possibly have earned a degree from Yale University, let alone read, understood, and written about the case studies that are the basis of a Harvard Business School MBA degree.

Is it possible that George W. Bush's university degrees were earned the same way that he completed his National Guard service? Did his daddy's money and powerful connections help son George get his degrees without completing the requirements that are expected of those who are not well-connected?


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