Palin Switched Colleges 6 Times in 6 Years
by Travis Stark, Fri Sep 05, 2008 at 04:05:05 AM EDT
According to the Associated Press, Sarah Palin switched colleges 6 times in 6 years before getting her degree in journalism with a concentration in sports broadcasting.
Federal privacy laws prohibit the schools from disclosing her grades, and none of the schools contacted by The Associated Press could say why she transferred. There was no indication any were contacted as part of the background investigation of Palin by presidential candidate John McCain's campaign.
"Our office was not contacted by anyone," said Tania Thompson, spokeswoman for the University of Idaho in Moscow.
So apparently "vetting" Ms. Palin didn't include looking up her academic record? Remind me not to hire McCain's vetters for my HR department.
Also, maybe Ms. Palin is counting Moscow, Idaho as foreign policy experience? (Just kidding.)
Here is the rough chronology:
Fall 1982 - University of Hawaii at Hilo, left after a few weeks because of the weather
Fall 1982 - Hawaii Pacific University, majoring in Business Administration
Spring and Fall 1983 - North Idaho College, two year college, majored in "general studies".
Fall 1984 and Spring 1985 - University of Idaho
Fall 1985 - Matanuska-Susitna College in Alaska
Spring 1986, Fall 1986, and Spring 1987 - Back to the University of Idaho to finish her degree.
No transcripts of any of her grades have been released to the public from any of these colleges. Although a journalism major with a focus in broadcasting, there is no record of Palin ever having worked on any college newspaper or radio station.
So, since we're interviewing Ms. Palin for potential leader of the free world, I have this question. Ms. Palin, what were your grades? Let's see those transcripts. Obviously, we'd expect no less if you were interviewing to be manager of Denny's, so please provide those transcripts as soon as possible. It's nothing personal. It's just that after 8 years of George W. Bush, we're not quite sure we want another C student in the White House.