Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Graduation is a Beautiful Thing: So where's the proof Sarah Palin graduated with a degree?

I had the privilege of attending three college graduations this past week, each and everyone full of cherished memories.  This was a truly emotional and spiritual experience that will never be forgotten.  So...umm

...where's the proof that Sarah Palin graduated with a degree in journalism or was it communications? She claims she has a degree in journalism, but sometimes she claims she has a degree in communications.  Sometimes she claims Trig was born in Wasilla, sometimes she claims he was born in Anchorage... So where's the proof?

Five Colleges in Six Years 
  Yowza !

"Federal privacy laws prohibit the schools from disclosing her grades, and none of the schools contacted by The Associated Press could say why she transferred. There was no indication any of them were contacted as part of the background investigation of Palin by presidential candidate John McCain's campaign.
"Our office was not contacted by anyone," said Tania Thompson, spokeswoman for the University of Idaho in Moscow.


Fall 1982: Hawaii Pacific University

"She began college at Hawaii Pacific University, a private, nonsectarian school in Honolulu. She attended only as a freshman during the fall of 1982, school spokeswoman Crystale Lopez said."
"Then known as Sarah Louise Heath, she was in the business administration program as a full-time student, Lopez said.
"We're trying to track down someone who knew her," Lopez added.

Wait, what? Nobody knew her?  Impossible, but she was Sarah Barracuda, (the media was against her from the start, obviously)


Spring 1983: North Idaho Community College
Fall 1983: North Idaho Community College

"From Hawaii Pacific, Palin transferred to North Idaho College, a two-year school in Coeur d'Alene, about 30 miles east of Spokane. She attended the college as a general studies major for two semesters, in spring 1983 and fall 1983, spokeswoman Stacy Hudson said.
"We were not able to track down club affiliations or anything," Hudson said.
The school identified one of her professors but he did not remember her, Hudson said.

Did I just read that right?  "he did not remember her" (he must be impotent and limp, heehee)

Spring 1984: Taking a break.   (Was this when she met Glen Rice?  "Rice, Rice Baby")


Fall 1984: University of Idaho
Spring 1985: University of Idaho

"From North Idaho College, Palin transferred 70 miles south to the University of Idaho, the state's flagship institution. She majored in journalism with an emphasis in broadcast news. She attended Idaho, whose mascot is the Vandals, from fall 1984 to spring 1985."

Fall 85: Mat-Su Community College (reportedly part-time, like the governor gig!)

"She then returned to Alaska to attend Matanuska-Susitna College in Palmer in fall 1985."

Spring 86: University of Idaho
Fall 86: University of Idaho
Spring 87: University of Idaho  (At last!)


"Then she returned to Idaho, for spring 1986, fall 1986 and spring 1987, when she graduated. Despite her journalism degree, she does not appear to have worked for the college newspaper or campus television station, school officials said. She worked briefly as a sportscaster for KTUU in Anchorage after she graduated college."


She graduated with anonymity

Sarah Palin, however, is barely remembered at all.

In the five years of her collegiate career, spanning four universities in three states, Palin left behind few traces.

"Looking at this dynamic personality now, it mystifies me that I wouldn't remember her," said Jim Fisher, Palin's journalism instructor at the University of Idaho, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism in 1987.

Palin, he said, took his public affairs reporting class, an upper-division course limited to 15 students. "It's the funniest damn thing," Fisher said. "No one can recall her."

"I don't remember her," said Roy Atwood, Palin's academic advisor at the university.


Indeed, interviews with a dozen professors yielded not a single snippet of a memory.
Well, isn't that interesting? 

Graduation, is a big effing deal, especially when it takes 6 years to achieve, but not for Sarah, why?  Where's the proof?

Congratulations Graduates...Class of 2012, you guys rock !

"I encourage you to live with life.  Be courageous, adventurous.  Give us a tomorrow, more than we deserve." - Maya Angelou, UC Riverside, 1977

h/t palingates for the graduation photos

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