Everything Is Different Now

A tipster points us to this ad (via Gawker) from CollegeClick TV, a website with college tips and statistics, which says:

Barack Obama graduated from Columbia University in 1983 and from Harvard Law School in 1991. Michelle Obama graduated from Princeton University in 1985 and from Harvard Law School in 1988. From the Bush League to the Ivy League. Education is the power to change.

The ad even has some Photoshopped ivy creeping up the front of the White House. As all of you astute readers have undoubtedly picked up on, however, still-President Bush has bona fide Ivy cred too, having graduated from Yale undergrad and Harvard Business School.

Come to think of it, actually, Bill Clinton and George Senior were Ivy grads also.

Lesson: The respective successes or failures of a given president have little to do with his Ivy background. Also: Maybe stick with Unigo for now. Read the rest of this entry »

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