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Mon Mar 12, 2012, 10:34 AM Mar 2012

Santorum: My grades suffered because I was conservative. [View all]

"Santorum's Profs Beg to Differ"


March 11, 2012|By Karen Heller, Inquirer Columnist


"I can tell you professor after professor who docked my grades because of the viewpoints I expressed and the papers that I wrote. There's no question that happened," Santorum said. He added: "I used to go to war with some of my professors, who thought I was out of the pale, these are just not proper ideas," noting, "There is clearly a bias at the university."


"I never received a complaint from any students that a professor had downgraded them because they were conservative and the professor was too liberal, or a student was too liberal with a conservative professor," Robert Friedman told me. He served as chair of the political science department in the late 1970s when Santorum was a student. "Any problem he had with his grades had nothing to do with the fact that he was politically conservative."Friedman said. "He wasn't a very serious student."

"He was an OK student," noted O'Connor, "not great."


The real story about Rick Santorum's education is this one: "He was telling a story that isn't true," Friedman said. "It's a fantasy," Eisenstein echoed. "You're in a political campaign and you're dealing with people you can get to applaud if you tell stories about people being indoctrinated and liberal professors, but it's not true."

"I was indoctrinated at that Berkeley-esque bastion of liberalism: Penn State. I mean, look at this beard." :jagoffsmilie:
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LOL @ jagoffsmilie livetohike Mar 2012 #1
I used to have a link to one! Richardo Mar 2012 #6
No, my little frothy cretin; your grades suffered... Systematic Chaos Mar 2012 #2
You just made my day GopperStopper2680 Mar 2012 #7
His grades DID suffer because he's a conservative. denverbill Mar 2012 #3
LOL GopperStopper2680 Mar 2012 #5
"Conservatives are not necessarily stupid... alterfurz Mar 2012 #27
Most likely... GopperStopper2680 Mar 2012 #4
is conservative code for idiot? La Lioness Priyanka Mar 2012 #8
Yes. TBF Mar 2012 #22
Admit it --- They saw through your bullshit at an early age. lpbk2713 Mar 2012 #9
Bush's Law: "A politician will be successful in direct proportion... lastlib Mar 2012 #31
making shit up doesn't go over well with professors Enrique Mar 2012 #10
You are not goning to do well if you do not accept the facts as facts liberal N proud Mar 2012 #11
Although this whining about liberal professors and being victimized plays to his base... wandy Mar 2012 #12
Oh SNAP! Ricky gets pwned! Happyhippychick Mar 2012 #13
They probably Aerows Mar 2012 #14
I guess you could say he found himself in a sticky situation. nt Guy Whitey Corngood Mar 2012 #15
I'm sure his conservative views hurt his algebra scores. Liberal Veteran Mar 2012 #16
Al-jebr is a tool of Islam!!!1!! Richardo Mar 2012 #18
So why didn't the jagoff go to a fundy school? n2doc Mar 2012 #17
Bias against ignorance maybe get the red out Mar 2012 #19
No, Rick, your grades suffered because you were a shitty student. Arkana Mar 2012 #20
Obviously, everyone in this story is lying, except Santorum. Mariana Mar 2012 #21
His term paper on the variety of dinosaur Jesus rode upon aint_no_life_nowhere Mar 2012 #23
Denying evolution and climate change isn't just a "viewpoint" Viking12 Mar 2012 #24
I had some righty professors and I'd never have blamed them for my own bad grades. NYC Liberal Mar 2012 #25
Hey Ricky, PRETZEL Mar 2012 #26
I was at PSU at the same time as Santorum; I had one of those profs for poli sci, too ... gauguin57 Mar 2012 #28
"He wasn't a very serious student." yellowcanine Mar 2012 #29
You cannot walk into class Sheepshank Mar 2012 #30
They have a rather hard time getting REALITY in general to accomodate them Proud Liberal Dem Mar 2012 #34
Gimmie a break, frothy lube man.... Taverner Mar 2012 #32
Another "personal responsibility" fail Proud Liberal Dem Mar 2012 #33
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