Why do politicians kids go to the front of the line at Ivy League schools?

Dec 2014
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#11
That's the point isn't it? Since the Ivy League is virtually all private schools there's little to be done about their admissions practices. The list of Democrat pols whose kids have gone to Harvard and other Ivy League schools is impressive. Alumni influence is strong in these schools and money follows close behind. Their need to show that they really aren't prejudiced is weak, letting in a few charity cases every year.
Really? So, no Republican pols have gotten their kids into Harvard by using their money and influence?
That's silly
 
May 2019
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#12
Same question was asked about Bush, and his getting into Yale, or John Kerry. Then there were questions about how Gore got such an easy assignment to Vietnam. Then there are the assignments to the military acadamies.

Wealth has it's advantages.
The military academies are almost exclusively under political control as the Congress is the gatekeeper. A little different than the legacy preferences shown at universities (Ivy League or otherwise) or the wink wink to politicians.
 
Jun 2018
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#13
Really? So, no Republican pols have gotten their kids into Harvard by using their money and influence?
That's silly
I never said they weren't. I'm sure that you can come up with a list of egregious violators. The article deals with Dems. What ifs anyone?
 
Mar 2013
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That's the point isn't it? Since the Ivy League is virtually all private schools there's little to be done about their admissions practices. The list of Democrat pols whose kids have gone to Harvard and other Ivy League schools is impressive. Alumni influence is strong in these schools and money follows close behind. Their need to show that they really aren't prejudiced is weak, letting in a few charity cases every year.

The fact they you thinks it’s JUST the libs shows just how blind you are to the truth. You honestly believe president bone spurs money didn’t keep him out of Vietnam? You think daddy’s money didn’t grease the skids for young Donny onto those private schools??

Come on, even you’re not that obtuse
 
Jul 2008
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#19
I got a message from a friend about this segment on Fox. We don't watch Fox at night and have no particular need to watch Tucker Carlson. This was unusually compelling, asking how did this happen?
Tucker Carlson: How Did CNN's Chris Cuomo Get Into Yale?
Why is Tucker spending all of his time investigating Democrats? No Republicans worth investigating?
This is why any network with a blatant bias is worthless. They are only going to get viewers with people that agree with them and that just reinforces the bubble that "our" side is the good guys and "their" side is the bad guys.

Right now we have a President who has his children and spouses of children granted security clearances that they didn't deserve so they can be involved in matters of state that they have no training for. And you want to start a thread about how someone with connections got into Yale?
 
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