Compare Hollywood Bunch to Bush and other U.S. Leaders
03-25-2003 10:01 AM
Compare Hollywood Bunch to Bush and other U.S. Leaders
I find this comparison very interesting:
by Cindy Osborne
The Hollywood group is at it again. Holding anti-war rallies, screaming about
the Bush Administration, running ads in major newspapers, defaming the
President and his Cabinet every chance they get, to anyone and everyone who
will listen. They publicly defile them and call them names like "stupid" ,
"morons", and "idiots". Jessica Lange went so far as to tell a crowd in Spain
that she hates President Bush and is embarrassed to be an American.
So, just how "ignorant" are these people who are running the country?
Let's look at the biographies of these "stupid", "ignorant" , "moronic"
leaders, and then at the celebrities who are castigating them:
President George W. Bush:
Received a Bachelors Degree from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard
Business School. He served as an F-102 pilot for the Texas Air National
Guard. He began his career in the oil and gas business in Midland in 1975 and
worked in the energy industry until 1986.
He was elected Governor on November 8, 1994, with 53.5 percent of the vote.
In a historic re-election victory, he became the first Texas Governor to be
elected to consecutive four-year terms onNovember 3, 1998 winning 68.6
percent of the vote.
In 1998 Governor Bush won 49 percent of the Hispanic vote, 27 percent of the
African-American vote, 27 percent of Democrats and 65 percent of women. He
won more Texas counties, 240 of 254, than any modern Republican other than
Richard Nixon in 1972 and is the first Republican gubernatorial candidate to
win the heavily Hispanic and Democratic border counties of El Paso, Cameron
Someone began circulating a false story about his I.Q. being lower than any
other President. If you believed it, you might want to go to URBANLEGENDS.COM
and see the truth.
Vice President Dick Cheney:
Earned a B.A. in 1965 and a M.A. in 1966, both in political science. Two
years later, he won an American Political Science Association congressional
fellowship. One of Vice President Cheney's primary duties is to share with
individuals, members of Congress and foreign leaders, President Bush's vision
to strengthen our economy, secure our homeland and win the War on Terrorism.
In his official role as President of the Senate, Vice President Cheney
regularly goes to Capital Hill to meet with Senators and members of the House
of Representatives to work on the Administration's legislative goals. In his
travels as Vice President, he has seen first hand the great demands the war
on terrorism is placing on the men and women of our military, and he is proud
of the tremendous job they are doing for the United States of America.
Secretary of State Colin Powell:
Educated in the New York City public schools, graduating from the City
College of New York (CCNY), where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in geology.
He also participated in ROTC at CCNY and received a commission as an Army
second lieutenant upon graduation in June 1958.
His further academic achievements include a Master of Business Administration
Degree from George Washington University. Secretary Powell is the recipient
of numerous U.S. and foreign military awards and decorations.
Secretary Powell's civilian awards include two Presidential Medals of
Freedom, the President's Citizens Medal, the Congressional Gold Medal, the
Secretary of State Distinguished Service Medal, and the Secretary of Energy
Distinguished Service Medal. Several schools and other institutions have been
named in his honor and he holds honorary degrees from universities and
colleges across the country. (Note: He retired as a Four Star General in the
United States Army)
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld:
Attended Princeton University on Scholarship (AB, 1954) and served in the
U.S. Navy (1954-57) as a
Naval aviator; Congressional Assistant to Rep. Robert Griffin (R-MI),
1957-59; U.S. Representative, Illinois, 1962-69; Assistant to the President,
Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity, Director of the Cost of
Living Council, 1969-74; U.S. Ambassador to NATO, 1973-74; head of
Presidential Transition Team, 1974; Assistant to the President, Director of
White House Office of Operations, White House Chief of Staff, 1974-77;
Secretary of Defense, 1975-77.
Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge:
Raised in a working class family in veterans' public housing in Erie. He
earned a scholarship to Harvard, graduating with honors in 1967. After his
first year at The Dickinson School of Law, he was drafted into the U.S. Army,
where he served as an infantry staff sergeant in Vietnam, earning the Bronze
Star for Valor.
After returning to Pennsylvania, he earned his Law Degree and was in private
practice before becoming Assistant District Attorney in Erie County. He was
elected to Congress in 1982. He was the first enlisted Vietnam combat veteran
elected to the U.S. House, and was overwhelmingly re-elected six times.
National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice:
Earned her Bachelor's Degree in Political Science, Cum Laude and Phi Beta
Kappa, from the University of Denver in 1974; her Master's from the
University of Notre Dame in 1975; and her Ph.D. from the Graduate School of
International Studies at the University of Denver in 1981. (Note: Rice
enrolled at the University of Denver at the age of 15, graduating at 19 with
a Bachelor's Degree
in Political Science (Cum Laude).
She earned a Master's Degree at the University of Notre Dame and a Doctorate
from the University of Denver's Graduate School of International Studies.
Both of her advanced degrees are also in Political Science.)
She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has been
awarded Honorary Doctorates from Morehouse College in 1991, the University of
Alabama in 1994, and the University of Notre Dame in 1995. At Stanford, she
has been a member of the Center for International Security and Arms Control,
a Senior Fellow of the Institute for International Studies, and a Fellow (by
courtesy) of the Hoover Institution.
Her books include Germany Unified and Europe Transformed (1995) with Philip
Zelikow, The Gorbachev Era (1986) with Alexander Dallin, and Uncertain
Allegiance: The Soviet Union and the Czechoslovak Army (1984). She also has
written numerous articles on Soviet and East European foreign and defense
policy, and has addressed audiences in settings ranging from the U.S.
Ambassador's Residence in Moscow to the Commonwealth Club to the 1992 and
>From 1989 through March 1991, the period of German reunification and the
final days of the Soviet Union, she served in the Bush Administration as
Director, and then Senior Director, of Soviet and East European Affairs in
the National Security Council, and a Special Assistant to the President for
National Security Affairs. In 1986, while an international affairs fellow of
the Council on Foreign Relations, she served as Special Assistant to the
Director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
In 1997, she served on the Federal Advisory Committee on Gender - Integrated
Training in the Military. She was a member of the boards of directors for the
Chevron Corporation, the Charles Schwab Corporation, the William and Flora
Hewlett Foundation, the University of Notre Dame, the International Advisory
Council of J.P. Morgan and the San Francisco Symphony Board of Governors. She
was a Founding Board member of the Center for a New Generation, an
educational support fund for schools in East Palo Alto and East Menlo Park,
California and was Vice President of the Boys and Girls Club of the
In addition, her past board service has encompassed such organizations as
Transamerica Corporation, Hewlett Packard, the Carnegie Corporation, Carnegie
Endowment for International Peace, The Rand Corporation, the National Council
for Soviet and East European Studies, the Mid-Peninsula Urban Coalition and
KQED, public broadcasting for San Francisco. Born November 14, 1954 in
Birmingham, Alabama, she resides in Washington, D.C.
So who are these celebrities? What is their education? What is their
experience in affairs of State or in National Security?
While I will defend to the death their right to express their opinions, I
think that if they are going to call into question the intelligence of our
leaders, we should also have all the facts on their educations and background:
Barbra Streisand: Completed high school Career: Singing and acting
Cher: Dropped out of school in 9th grade. Career: Singing and acting.
Martin Sheen: Flunked exam to enter University of Dayton. Career: Acting
Jessica Lange: Dropped out college mid-freshman year. Career: Acting
Alec Baldwin: Dropped out of George Washington U. after scandal. Career:
Julia Roberts: Completed high school. Career: Acting
Sean Penn: Completed High school. Career: Acting
Susan Sarandon: Degree in Drama from Catholic University of America in
Washington, D.C. Career: Acting
Ed Asner: Completed High school. Career: Acting
George Clooney: Dropped out of University of Kentucky. Career: Acting
Michael Moore: Dropped out first year University of Michigan. Career: Movie
Sarah Jessica Parker: Completed High School. Career: Acting
Jennifer Anniston: Completed High School. Career: Acting
Mike Farrell: Completed High school. Career: Acting
Janeane Garofelo: Dropped out of College. Career: Stand up comedienne
Larry Hagman: Attended Bard College for one year. Career: Acting
While comparing the education and experience of these two groups, we should
also remember that President Bush and his cabinet are briefed daily, even
hourly, on the War on Terror and threats to our security.
They are privy to information gathered around the world concerning the Middle
East, the threats to America, the intentions of terrorists and
terrorist-supporting governments. They are in constant communication with the
CIA, the FBI, Interpol, NATO, The United Nations, our own military, and that
of our allies around the world.
We cannot simply believe that we have full knowledge of the threats because
we watch CNN! We cannot believe that we are in any way as informed as our
03-25-2003 10:21 AM
good post; i didn't realize how poor the education was for the hollywood bunch
hell i've got much better education than any of them
03-25-2003 10:28 AM
03-25-2003 02:21 PM
My SAT score was 200 points higher than President Bush's and I read www.debkafile.org, and Israeli intelligence outlet, for my news on the war; as well as correlating different articles from many different countries on Google news. I really have nothing bad to say about Powell, I think he should've run for president.
Although we don't have access to daily briefings from our own private intelligence agencies, we still have a responsibility, as members of a democratic society, to have an informed say in the way we're governed. War is here, it's time for unification of will. If anyone really hates Bush that much, write your congressman, tell them to vote against him; hell, even impeach him. But don't whine to the rest of the world. He's not perfect; but for now, he's our leader, and should be treated as such.
03-25-2003 03:23 PM
I already posted this under the title "who's smarter?"
03-25-2003 03:32 PM
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