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(I replied in your first thread about this, but I'll repost it here also.)

This should not "scare" anyone.  If anything, we can all breathe a sigh of relief that (heretofore) Sarah Palin's reach hadn't always exceeded her grasp.  As for her demeanor and clarity on the issues in this debate, it's refreshing to see.  It's a pity she didn't bring such class and confidence to the RNC or to any of the handful of real, substantive interviews that the GOP has deigned to permit.  Had she done so, I wouldn't have to sit here and wonder which Palin face is the real one and which is the "game face." 

I eagerly await tomorrow's VP debate.  I want to see Sarah Palin redeem herself and show me how in the world she rose to the highest level in Alaska state government.  That said, I also don't want to give her a championship trophy for (what can at most be) a 1-4 season either.  I am unimpressed that she's spent the past 3 days cramming knowledge and experience that she should've been acquiring over the past 2 decades.  All of us who have ever been students know that you can cram a bunch of information into your head just to perform well on an exam.  Ask us the *same* questions the next day, the next month, or worse yet - when you really need to apply the info -- and you have no idea where to begin.  I've outgrown this kind of sophomoric approach, and it is not one befitting a world leader a heartbeat away from the presidency.

If Palin debates well tomorrow, I'll give credit where it is due.  (I agree with Ms. P here that the bar is set quite low though.)  Yet based on the large negative balance of her account right now, the best she could do is raise her credibility level to zero and restore my confidence that she could return to Alaska and finish her gubernatorial term with her remaining ounce of dignity.  ymmv

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This should not "scare" anyone.  If anything, we can all breathe a sigh of relief that (heretofore) Sarah Palin's reach hadn't always exceeded her grasp.  As for her demeanor and clarity on the issues in this debate, it's refreshing to see.  It's a pity she didn't bring such class and confidence to the RNC or to any of the handful of real, substantive interviews that the GOP has deigned to permit.  Had she done so, I wouldn't have to sit here and wonder which Palin face is the real one and which is the "game face." 

I eagerly await tomorrow's VP debate.  I want to see Sarah Palin redeem herself and show me how in the world she rose to the highest level in Alaska state government.  That said, I also don't want to give her a championship trophy for (what can at most be) a 1-4 season either.  I am unimpressed that she's spent the past 3 days cramming knowledge and experience that she should've been acquiring over the past 2 decades.  All of us who have ever been students know that you can cram a bunch of information into your head just to perform well on an exam.  Ask us the *same* questions the next day, the next month, or worse yet - when you really need to apply the info -- and you have no idea where to begin.  I've outgrown this kind of sophomoric approach, and it is not one befitting a world leader a heartbeat away from the presidency.

If Palin debates well tomorrow, I'll give credit where it is due.  (I agree with Ms. P here that the bar is set quite low though.)  Yet based on the large negative balance of her account right now, the best she could do is raise her credibility level to zero and restore my confidence that she could return to Alaska and finish her gubernatorial term with her remaining ounce of dignity.  ymmv

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: The Thread on Politics
« on: October 01, 2008, 08:26:51 AM »
Regardless, whether you agree with them or not, and I don't always, Miss P shares her opinions clearly and honestly....  If she's asking for an apology, then I believe you legitimately offended her, whether you meant to or not.

The gentlemanly thing to do would be to just apologize and move on.
   

COSIGN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   :)

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My question is [whether] Howard a good school to try to get into and if so what are my chances looking like...
In case you missed it, there's a Howard U thread.  I'm pretty sure there's no question you can ask that hasn't been addressed.  Read through a couple of pages to get a sense of what's already been said.  I don't things have changed drastically since the thread was started.  http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,27865.0.html

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: 3.74 GPA / 165 LSAT
« on: September 28, 2008, 06:31:39 PM »
I have no knowledge of West Coast schools besides Stanford and the UC schools, but I do think you'd be quite competitive for a number of institutions on the opposite shore.  If you're 100% sure you want to practice in the Nevada market, you probably are better off going to some of the schools you mentioned given their alumni networks, regional prestige, etc.  With your stats though, you really do have a shot at schools with national placements.  This would give you the flexibility to not only practice in Nevada, but also to be open to any twists and turns that life may bring. If I were in your position, I'd apply to schools like Duke, Vanderbilt, Boston College, Boston University, WUSTL, GWU, etc.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Nuvos Law School
« on: September 28, 2008, 06:25:19 PM »
But if you are going to put in the time and effort you should attend an ABA law school...

Agreed!!!!

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: 1l class sizes
« on: September 28, 2008, 06:19:22 PM »
Is there really a significant variation in section sizes from school to school?  I assumed every school would have sections of appx. 60-75 students, with schools varying only in the number of sections needed to accommodate their incoming classes.  Are there schools with sections significantly below or above this number?  I've never heard of section sizes varying b/t institutions to any significant extent, but I suppose it's a possibility.   ???

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I'm not sure why, but my professor told me so.

Can you define the terms "wealthy" and "poor"?  I rarely meet wealthy blacks, but your life experience seems to  be significantly different from mine in this and many other a respects.  I just want to be sure I understand what you mean when you use the terms. Then, please get me some statistics on the number of wealthy urms (esp. blacks) in law school as compared to the number of poor whites and the number of poor Asians.  Please provide information on family income, assets (esp. investments, real estates, trusts and estates, etc. that point to net worth as opposed to mere salaries), educational attainment levels, residential housing and community info, etc. Feel free to narrow your focus to the 3,980 black, 39,050 white, and 4,640 Asian students who entered law school last fall -- or a representative sampling of them.   I'd like to better understand your research into these wealthy urm's and poor whites and Asians.  Thanks.

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This is wrong on so many levels...  :-[

Obama effigy found hanging from Ore. campus tree
By Mary Hudetz, Associated Press writer
Wed Sep 24, 6:43 PM ET

NEWBERG, Ore. - Officials of a small Christian university say a life-size cardboard reproduction of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was hung from a tree on the campus, an act with racial undertones that outraged students and school leaders alike.
 
George Fox University President Robin Baker said a custodian discovered the effigy early Tuesday and removed it. University spokesman Rob Felton said Wednesday that the commercially produced reproduction had been suspended from the branch of a tree with fishing line around the neck.

Taped to the cardboard cutout of the black senator from Illinois was a message targeting participants in Act Six, a scholarship program geared toward increasing the number of minority and low-income students at several Christian colleges, mostly in the Northwest.

The message read, "Act Six reject."

The disturbing image found near the heart of the campus recalled the days of lynchings of blacks and was all the more incongruous at a university founded by Quaker pioneers in 1891. Felton said he had been at the school since he enrolled two decades ago, and "I've never experienced or heard of any type of overt racial act."

At the end of the college's regular chapel service Wednesday, Baker told students he was "disheartened and outraged."

"It has been my dream to establish a university that more adequately represents the kingdom of God," he said. "This act causes some to question our commitment."

Baker added, "What I've learned is we still have work to do."

Administrators at the university said Wednesday they do not know who hung the effigy, which Felton said few people saw before it was taken down.

Newberg police Sgt. Tim Weaver said officials are working with the university to find out who was responsible. He also said the police department has notified the U.S. Secret Service, although it's not clear yet whether the act was a crime.

"It doesn't fit as a hate crime and it doesn't fit in as intimidation, necessarily," he said. "If it's not a crime, we're not going to be involved."

Brad Lau, a university vice president, said school officials have been questioning students to find out who was responsible. He and other school officials wouldn't say what action it might take.

The school has 17 students in the Act Six program, whose name derives from the New Testament book of Acts. All but one are members of minority groups, Felton said.

Students in the program receive full scholarships and are selected on the basis of leadership potential.

Several students in the program said they are angry but do not feel threatened.

"To me, I just felt like they weren't ready to have a black person be president," said Courtney Greenidge, a sophomore. "We're trying to bring change. Obama's trying to bring change." She described herself, like Obama, as biracial: half black, half white.

She also said that overall, the campus has a welcoming and positive environment, but that she has heard comments along the lines of, "Oh, I wish I was black. Then I could get a scholarship like that."

Obama spokeswoman Sahar Wali said the effigy hanging was "an unfortunate incident but you know we have had a very positive response from Oregonians across the state."

Obama is widely considered to be ahead in Oregon. In the run-up to the state's May primary, he drew a crowd of about 75,000 people in Portland.

George Fox University's campus is in Newberg in the Willamette Valley south of Portland. About 1,800 students are enrolled. It also has centers in Portland; Salem; and Boise, Idaho.

Felton said that about 2 percent of the students are black and about a quarter of the freshman class belongs to minority groups. That number includes international students, largely from Asia and Africa.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: The Thread on Politics
« on: September 27, 2008, 10:15:18 PM »
Palin Problem
She’s out of her league.

To me, this was apparent on Day One of the announcement.  I'm not sure why so many people were duped into believing that this woman was anything other than what she's turned out to be.  Her scathing remarks about Obama during the RNC were further confirmation that she was beneath the dignity of the office and ill-equipped to really move our country forward.  The ineptness she has since revealed in interviews with Couric and Gibson, as well as her immature cat-and-mouse games with journalists, are proof positive that McCain and Palin have not put their "country first" in this election.  For that reason, I don't respect Palin, and I don't trust McCain.  Our country deserves better, and this was obvious many weeks ago.


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