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  •  I don't know anything about her... (4+ / 0-)
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    hulibow, Ckntfld, Smoh, Aunt Pat

    I'm thinking his kids will be mortified when they get a little older, though, unless they are just like him....

    -7.62, -7.28 "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." -Langston Hughes

    by luckylizard on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 12:56:22 PM PDT

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    •  I think she's pretty smart (4+ / 0-)

      law from George Washington U.
      Only campaign event I ever saw her at was the fake dish washing in the soup kitchen photo-op, and she looked embarrassed - I assumed because she knew it was all an act, but I could be wrong it might have been because she was in a soup kitchen.

      Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up. A. A. Milne

      by hulibow on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 01:04:06 PM PDT

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      •  That's the only time I saw her, too. (6+ / 0-)

        If she wasn't embarrassed, she should have been.  Her husband is as big a fake as that photo-op.

        -7.62, -7.28 "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." -Langston Hughes

        by luckylizard on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 01:39:25 PM PDT

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      •  I was classmates (13+ / 0-)

        at Harvard Business School with Ryan's brother (and sister in law).  Knowing my classmates I wouldn't necessarily say that's a sign of intelligence, but the credential is there at least, indicating that brains may run in the family.  On the other hand, applying those brains in a reasonable, compassionate, intelligent, logical way seems, um, severely lacking.

        "What the cynics fail to understand is that the ground has shifted beneath them"

        by ItsJessMe on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 02:08:11 PM PDT

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      •  was raised by Democrats (link) (4+ / 0-)

        a liberal with a BA from Wellesley!! If I understand the link she's also bilingual!!

        What on earth she sees in Paul Ryan. ew...

        "If men were angels, no government would be necessary." James Madison, Federalist #51

        by history first on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 05:12:37 PM PDT

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      •  whaaaa? (0+ / 0-)

        hands up anyone who thinks the school means a darned thing . . ..

        My experience: a person who graduated Purdue Rocket Science program (no, really) could not develop the equations describing a simple 2-part  manifold fluid-flow (needed for a real solution to a real problem on a real piece of equipment. Anyone who knows even a tiny bit about rocketry knows that manifold-flow is bread/butter.

        A person with MS ChE from M.I.T.  - no less - could not solve two simultaneous quadratic equations.

        School means n-o-t-h-i-n-g   .... nothing.

        Smartest engineers I ever worked with - and I've worked with ex Chinese-military scientific-superstars, EU, Russian, Japanese, Indian, American best-of-the-best brain-trust scientific R&D division - are from NIU, UW-Madison, Rose-Hulman Institute of Tech.

        Quoting a school as indication of intellectual chops has long since been passe - that's because most people know that it's meaningless. What school did Dubya go to?

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