She majored in…sports journalism. And switched colleges six times in six years before graduating from the University of Idaho. No post-grad degrees. Excerpts from a story by Nicholas K. Geranios of the AP (italics mine):
There was no indication any (schools) were contacted as part of the background investigation of Palin by presidential candidate John McCain’s campaign.
According to a biography — “Sarah” by Kaylene Johnson — Palin and three friends went to the University of Hawaii at Hilo after graduation from high school in Alaska in 1982. But they left after a few weeks because of the constant rain there, the book said.
The registrar at Hawaii-Hilo has no record that she ever enrolled, school officials said Thursday.
Palin, then known as Sarah Louise Heath, and a friend then traveled to Honolulu and enrolled at Hawaii Pacific University, a private, nonsectarian school.
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.
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.
She then returned to Alaska to attend Matanuska-Susitna College in Palmer in fall 1985.
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.
Hmmm. I’m not a believer that the schools you attend define your intellect or ability – just look at Bush – but this is a record of suspicious inconsistency for a woman who could potentially be president. Plus, the story demonstrates, again, McCain’s questionable judgment (she wasn’t vetted) and Lying Sarah’s trouble with the truth.
The Sarah Palin story get uglier by the day. It’s no wonder they won’t let her speak to reporters.