Found via the always amusing Wonkette

Among accepted transfer students, the average combined math and verbal score on the Scholastic Aptitude Test is a 1,100 ... SNIP ...

Only 450 students applied to transfer to Columbia in 1981 and sixty-seven were admitted, according to the Columbia Spectator ... SNIP ...

If Obama’s SAT scores were near the average of the transfer students entering Columbia in the fall of 1981, he would have scored significantly lower than George W. Bush, whose combined math and verbal scores were 1206 out of a possible 1600 points (as revealed by the New Yorker in 1999).

Notice that "If".

If Obama was average.

If the guy who later edited the Harvard Law Review had average scores ...

Let me expose this as idiocy, in case it isn't clear that it's idiocy.

67 students with an average score of 1100. That's a total of 67*1100 = 73,700.

Suppose Barack Obama, transfer student to Columbia, actually had the worst possible score of 800, and got in because of SOROS CONSPIRACY OMG!. That means the other 66 would have had an average score of 72,900/66 = 1105; that is, Obama's 300 point deficit would have been made up for by 66 other people, requiring slightly less than 5 extra points each.

Or, contrariwise, suppose Barack Obama, transfer student to Columbia, actually had the best possible score of 1600. That means the other 66 would have had an average score of 72,100 / 66 = 1092; that is, Obama's 500 point surplus would have required the other 66 people to each score about 8 points less.

In other words, there is no plausible way to deduce Barack Obama's SAT scores from knowledge of the average score of a group of 67 which included him. A much better way to estimate his SAT scores and academic potential would be to look at his grades. He did not achieve honors at Columbia; he did graduate from Harvard Law School magna cum laude, which I think indicates a fairly high level of functioning.

He's a black man that's smarter than you are, Brietbartians. Just accept that, deal with it, and move on.

Oh, and BTW, Brietbartians, all the math in this article was done in my head, because my SAT scores are **also** higher than yours. Liberals smart; conservatives stupid; no further discussion required.

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