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    Politicians vs Actors... LONG read... but good...

    If you read anything read the last few paragraphs.


    Who's Smarter?
    by Cindy Osborne


    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
    on November 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 that
    Richard Nixon in 1972 and is the first Republican gubernatorial
    candidate to win the heavily Hispanic and Democratic border counties
    of El Paso, Cameron and Hidalgo. (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 was 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.

    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 was 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 Condoleeza Rice 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 2000 Republican
    National Conventions. 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 Peninsula. 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 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. 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. She resides in Washington, D.C.

    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: Acting

    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 Director

    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
    leaders.

    These celebrities have no intelligence-gathering agents, no fact-
    finding groups, no insight into the minds of those who would destroy
    our country. They only have a deep seated hatred for all things
    Republican. By nature, and no one knows quite why, the Hollywood
    elitists detest Conservative views and anything that supports or
    uplifts the United States of America. The silence was deafening from
    the Left when Bill Clinton bombed a pharmaceutical factory outside of
    Khartoum, or when he attacked the Bosnian Serbs in 1995 and 1999. He
    bombed Serbia itself to get Slobodan Milosevic out of Kosovo, and not
    a single peace rally was held. When our Rangers were ambushed in
    Somalia and 18 young American lives were lost, not a peep was heard
    from Hollywood. Yet now, after our nation has been attacked on its
    own soil, after 3,000 Americans were killed by freedom-hating
    terrorists while going about their routine lives, they want to hold
    rallies against the war. Why the change? Because an honest, God-
    fearing Republican sits in the White House.

    Another irony is that in 1987, when Ronald Reagan was in office, the
    Hollywood group aligned themselves with disarmament groups like SANE,
    FREEZE and PEACE ACTION, urging our own government to disarm and
    freeze the manufacturing of any further nuclear weapons, in order to
    promote world peace. It is curious that now, even after we have
    heard all the evidence that Saddam Hussein has chemical, biological
    and is very close to obtaining nuclear weapons, their is no cry from
    this group for HIM to disarm. They believe we should leave him alone
    in his quest for these weapons of mass destruction, even though it is
    certain that these deadly weapons will eventually be used against us
    in our own cities.

    So why the hype out of Hollywood? Could these celebrities believe
    that since they draw such astronomical salaries, they are entitled to
    also determine the course of our Nation? That they can make viable
    decisions concerning war and peace? Did Michael Moore have the
    backing of the Nation when he recently thanked France, on our behalf,
    for being a "good enough friend to tell us we were wrong"? I know
    for certain he was not speaking for me. Does Sean Penn fancy
    himself a Diplomat, in going to Iraq when we are just weeks away from
    war? Does he believe that his High School Diploma gives him the
    knowledge (and the right) to go to a country that is controlled by a
    maniacal dictator, and speak on behalf of the American people? Or is
    it the fact that he pulls in more money per year than the average
    American worker will see in a lifetime? Does his bank account give
    him clout?

    The ultimate irony is that many of these celebrities have made a
    shambles of their own lives, with drug abuse, alcoholism, numerous
    marriages and divorces, scrapes with the law, publicized temper
    tantrums, etc. How dare they pretend to know what is best for an
    entire nation! What is even more bizarre is how many people in this
    country will listen and accept their views, simply because they liked
    them in a certain movie, or have fond memories of an old television
    sitcom!

    It is time for us, as citizens of the United States, to educate
    ourselves about the world around us. If future generations are going
    to enjoy the freedoms that our forefathers bequeathed us, if they are
    ever to know peace in their own country and their world, to live
    without fear of terrorism striking in their own cities, we must assure
    that this nation remains strong. We must make certain that those who
    would destroy us are made aware of the severe consequences that will
    befall them.

    Yes, it is a wonderful dream to sit down with dictators and terrorists
    and join hands, singing Cumbaya and talking of world peace. But it is
    not real. We did not stop Adolf Hitler from taking over the entire
    continent of Europe by simply talking to him. We sent our best and
    brightest, with the strength and determination that this Country is
    known for, and defeated the Nazi regime. President John F. Kennedy
    did not stop the Soviet ships from unloading their nuclear missiles in
    Cuba in 1962 with mere words. He stopped them with action, and threat
    of immediate war if the ships did not turn around. We did not end
    the Cold War with conferences. It ended with the strong belief of
    President Ronald Reagan... PEACE through STRENGTH. Kristin Ritter


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    Great find.

    Actors continue to live in their Hollywood make-believe land and have no sense of reality.
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    Originally posted by billsfanone
    Great find.

    Actors continue to live in their Hollywood make-believe land and have no sense of reality.

    Exactly, I think a lot of them spend to much time ACTING and not living in reality. This isn't written, it's real.


    Further note, a woman wrote that story. I think I'm in love with her!
    ''I think any special accomplishment is always preceded by some adversity,'' Wannstedt said. ``If you funnel that adversity in a positive way, it can make the difference.
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    Great article...

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