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Friday, April 14, 2006

Bulldog! Bulldog! Bow wow wow!

Inspired by SG's observation that shitty public speaker George Pataki was a Yale man, I decided to do a little investigation. My suspicions were confirmed: for politicians of the current era, attending Yale as an undergraduate correlates strongly with shitty public speaking.

The list:

George H.W. Bush
George W. Bush
John Kerry
Joseph Leiberman
Howard Dean (passionate, but sound-bitey and not persuasive)
John Ashcroft
Mark Dayton
James Jeffords
Bill Nelson (FL)
Pete Wilson
Tony Knowles (semi-exception)
Robert Taft (OH)
Gary Locke (WA)

The effect becomes less pronounced when we drop to the House of Representatives:

Barbara Jackson Lee
Eleanor Holmes Norton
Sherrod Brown
Mel Watt

1 Comments:

  • At 3:54 PM, Blogger Solomon Grundy said…

    Hm, Columbia's a more mixed (and swarthier and less influential) bag.

    Good:
    George Stephanopoulos


    Er:
    Jim "Gay American" McGreevey
    Barack Obama
    Joel Klein
    Norman Podhoretz

     

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