We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
EJ Dionne wonders whether Hillary Clinton's arrogance has gotten the better of her. I wonder that too. Isn't she just another one of those thousands of arrogant, self-satisfied Wellesley gals, born on third base and thinking that they hit a triple, who are taught that they are anointed to run the world? And how come she didn't get into Radcliffe if she's so darn smart? What were her SATs?
I guess it depends upon what your definition of "some older women" is. Caught, perhaps, in the amber of my own Pauline Kael bubble, all I can say is that some older women can't stand the nanny scold and never could. Not to mention -- in Mark Steyn's words -- the Clinton crime family.
I imagine Hillary's SAT's were probably pretty good. She was a National Merit Scholar, suggesting a score of at least 140 (out of 160) on what are now called the NMSQT's (The cutoff varies in each state every year). That would in turn suggest SAT's between 1350 - 1450, and maybe higher. And that's before the 50 point correction they put in in the '90's, so it would be equal to 1400-1500 today. This is, BTW, an area where I have some minor expertise.
Kids can vary widely from test to test, but there is a fair correlation between the standardized tests.
Look, I'd love to say differently, but we have to follow the facts where they go.
Assistant Village Idiot
When she announced last year the blog-left and paleo-right were united in their booing. Seems only the blog-right was applauding. Who the hell’s her base anyways?