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  •  Uh, okay (2+ / 0-)
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    I don't tout Obama's HLR experience as his primary executive experience.  But it was a huge responsibility and a big deal.  Unless you were on the Harvard Law Review (which I was), it's difficult to really understand what goes into it.  It is a completely different animal than all other law reviews in the country.  And I didn't find us to be elitist.  We were law nerds for sure (but we did have some kick ass intramural basketball teams), but not elitist.

    •  Not really a big deal in the scheme of things (0+ / 0-)

      I belong to no organized party. I am a Democrat. Will Rogers

      by thestructureguy on Mon Sep 01, 2008 at 08:37:36 AM PDT

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      •  Because.... (0+ / 0-)

        ...you say so?

        "Watch what you watchin'. Fox keeps feeding us toxins. Stop sleeping, start thinking outside of the box and unplug from The Matrix doctrine." -Nas

        by malharden on Mon Sep 01, 2008 at 08:41:51 AM PDT

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        •  It's my opinion based on personal experiance (0+ / 0-)

          Graduated law school, seen it first hand...no doubt the prez of HLR is a sharp cookie...but not something to crow about as a qualification and certianly not to compare to being a governor...just saying i wouldn't use it in an arguement over experiance...i fall back to great judgment.

          I belong to no organized party. I am a Democrat. Will Rogers

          by thestructureguy on Mon Sep 01, 2008 at 09:01:02 AM PDT

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    •  one last one (0+ / 0-)

      cite checking and selling bluebooks is not executive experience.

      then again, im a bitter law grad as I applied to HLS as a five year congressional staffer, native american, and excellent lsat score and still didnt get in.

      that and being unemployed since graduating from a top 50 school, aba involvement, and the above.

      the state of the profession blows.  the emphasis on law review is ridiculous.  and the myth of HLS, Yale, Colombia and Stanford ruins it for the rest of us.

      There is not a nation on the earth guilty of practices more shocking and bloody than are the people of the United States, at this very hour. Fredrick Douglas

      by angry liberaltarian on Mon Sep 01, 2008 at 08:37:44 AM PDT

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    •  um... (0+ / 0-)

      please.
      i don't like alluding to my identity on here, and i don't want to insult you personally, but i was a classmate of HLR members, and to say that they tended to act elitist is a tremendous understatement.

      www.beyondmarriage.org

      by decafdyke on Mon Sep 01, 2008 at 09:15:28 AM PDT

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