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It depends what the meaning of the word "nuanced" is:

Sen. John F. Kerry's grade average at Yale University was virtually identical to President Bush's record there, despite repeated portrayals of Kerry as the more intellectual candidate during the 2004 presidential campaign.

Kerry had a cumulative average of 76 and got four Ds his freshman year -- in geology, two history courses and political science, The Boston Globe reported Tuesday.

(from Right Thinking)

When they write about my grades during my Presidential bid, the worst they will be able to say is that I got a C in Syntax and Semantics and a B- in Lesbian Whining Gender Studies.
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in Lesbian Whining Gender Studies.

That's... so classic. Brought out a genuine chuckle.
Depends on what you have in mind ;)

The department is called Gender Studies. The actual class was called Sex and Gender. The professor was a very tomboyish lesbian who spent most of the class complaining about the most evil creature in the world (the White, straight middle-class Christian male), cultural beauty standards, what actually constitutes sex, and a lot of other stuff that I considered complete BS but that the rest of the class went ga-ga over.
I guess it sounds better than it really was.
Learned anything useful or it was a complete waste of time? ?
Nah, the worst will be that you wrote of women's cultural subjugation as the "whining" of a group your party have already gone out of their way to oppress, and that you feel the (assumed) sexuality of the teacher was reason enough to write off everything she said.

AKA: Google's cache, the wayback machine and one's own prejudices are the dangerous bit.
Assumptions are dangerous too -- unless of course you were in this class with me, and I just didn't notice.
I was the one in the hat.

But, seriously, I fully expect our generation to have our internet time come back to haunt us in future political stuff. Same way those before us got taken down by things they wrote while in some bizarre radical group or other.

And "lesbian whining" could be hard to spin your way out of.
Well, equally ultra-liberal economics seems to be the whining of straight white men going "oh noes!1! mi cash-penis iz teh hurt bai p00r pplz!! dey r steel mi cock!!2". And let's not even *touch* the Daddy Issues involved in lying to get an excuse for war* with someone Dubyah's dad failed to get rid of. Or the idea of guns as phallic power that *must* be preserved above all else. But it'd be a horrific over-simplification to say "Dubyah invaded Iraq because he has a wee penis."

Course, we all know Mrs Wollstonecraft was straight, and she managed to do quite a lot to found gender studies. Or indeed Mme. de Bouvoir, who was Mrs Satre in all but name. Or even Mrs Adams, the Founding Mother. (And now, for an exercise in gender studies, we ask why we never hear of "Founding Mothers".) Lesbians possibly *do* notice it more, though, given that they can't piggyback into power on a husband's name.

*When "humanitarian intervention" would have been a damn fair excuse, albeit one that then demands we all invade China, who do actually have WMDs and are thus scary. Btw, when are we scheduled to go into Darfur?
I guess I don't understand why the Boston Globe seems to think there's a connection between college grades and being intellectual (or, as this quote seems to imply, being as smart as or smarter than someone else).

Surely that should be based on interests and pursuits through life as a whole?

I think it's painfully obvious to anyone who cares to look that a 4.0 GPA is not indicative of brainpower.
Well, the point of this article was that during the election there was a big deal made about Bush's 'bad' grades, and now it's come out that Kerry's were basically the same. So - surprise surprise - it was just political rhetoric. Imagine that ;)
It would be absurd to think somebody could/would actually learn something outside of formal schooling; like, you know, from real life an' stuff.