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(Huffington Post)   Did you go to Harvard or Georgetown? Congrats, you're gonna get elected to Congress   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 17
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2014-02-20 09:01:19 AM  
very prestigious clown schools
 
2014-02-20 09:05:58 AM  
Members of Congress come from families which are very rich. People who are from families that are very rich go to Harvard and Georgetown. Simply going to Harvard but not being rich will not help you get to Congress
 
2014-02-20 09:11:06 AM  
So they go to prestigous schools to learn how to buy elections?
 
2014-02-20 09:12:09 AM  
Hot damn! Do I have to sign up or is it just an automatic thing? Maybe they'll just announce it in the alumni newsletter?
 
2014-02-20 09:15:38 AM  
For once, I'm glad to see my Alma Mater absent from a top-10 list.
 
2014-02-20 09:20:53 AM  
Georgetown at least makes some practical sense because it's  in Washington, DC. This provides budding politics wonks with access to internships and jobs throughout the year that get them in close with the party establishments.
 
2014-02-20 09:26:12 AM  

Lost Thought 00: Members of Congress come from families which are very rich. People who are from families that are very rich go to Harvard and Georgetown. Simply going to Harvard but not being rich will not help you get to Congress



Unequivocally wrong. You don't think that meeting people, networking, making friends with people that go to these schools, being tapped in to the vast alumni network...you don't think that this will increase your likelihood of being elected?
 
2014-02-20 09:27:07 AM  

rvabenji: Lost Thought 00: Members of Congress come from families which are very rich. People who are from families that are very rich go to Harvard and Georgetown. Simply going to Harvard but not being rich will not help you get to Congress


Unequivocally wrong. You don't think that meeting people, networking, making friends with people that go to these schools, being tapped in to the vast alumni network...you don't think that this will increase your likelihood of being elected?


No, not at all. They only thing that matters in American politics is money
 
2014-02-20 09:29:19 AM  

rvabenji: Unequivocally wrong. You don't think that meeting people, networking, making friends with people that go to these schools, being tapped in to the vast alumni network...you don't think that this will increase your likelihood of being elected?


Exactly. I know someone whose dad (who wasn't from a particularly rich family) went to Harvard and ended up being fairly close friends with the woman who ended up becoming Prime Minister of Pakistan. That's the kind of connection that could potentially be fairly valuable.
 
2014-02-20 09:31:15 AM  
Well, if you graduate from my alma mater, Syracuse University, you end up in the NBA! Go Orange. One loss isn't too bad. Just kick Duke's butt on Saturday.
 
2014-02-20 09:32:55 AM  

Lost Thought 00: No, not at all. They only thing that matters in American politics is money


Well, you got a laugh out of me.
 
2014-02-20 09:35:21 AM  
Texas really, really doesn't like Harvard politicians.
 
2014-02-20 09:38:51 AM  

Lost Thought 00: rvabenji: Lost Thought 00: Members of Congress come from families which are very rich. People who are from families that are very rich go to Harvard and Georgetown. Simply going to Harvard but not being rich will not help you get to Congress


Unequivocally wrong. You don't think that meeting people, networking, making friends with people that go to these schools, being tapped in to the vast alumni network...you don't think that this will increase your likelihood of being elected?

No, not at all. They only thing that matters in American politics is money


Those connections are how you get money.
 
2014-02-20 09:43:32 AM  

nocturnal001: Lost Thought 00: rvabenji: Lost Thought 00: Members of Congress come from families which are very rich. People who are from families that are very rich go to Harvard and Georgetown. Simply going to Harvard but not being rich will not help you get to Congress


Unequivocally wrong. You don't think that meeting people, networking, making friends with people that go to these schools, being tapped in to the vast alumni network...you don't think that this will increase your likelihood of being elected?

No, not at all. They only thing that matters in American politics is money

Those connections are how you get money.


"You don't have to be rich, you just have to have rich friends" is so much better
 
2014-02-20 09:51:58 AM  

Lost Thought 00: "You don't have to be rich, you just have to have rich friends" is so much better


It's true for national politics, but not for local politics.

The right people don't have to be your friends, you just have to be good at convincing rich people to take a chance on you.

Or barring that, convince a hell of a lot of poor people to give you small amounts of money.
 
2014-02-20 10:13:14 AM  

BitwiseShift: Texas really, really doesn't like Harvard politicians.


UT Austin being so high on the list surprised me. Most TX congressmen strike me as more the Aggie type.
 
2014-02-20 10:15:56 AM  
Did you go to Miami, LSU, or USC? Congrats, you're going to play in the NFL.
 
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