Degrees of Separation

I found this portion of Sarah Palin's Wikipedia entry notable:

"Palin spent her first college semester at Hawaii Pacific College, transferring in 1983 to North Idaho College and then to the University of Idaho. She attended Matanuska-Susitna College in Alaska for one term, returning to the University of Idaho to complete her Bachelor of Science degree in communications-journalism, graduating in 1987."

Ok, nevermind the fact that she graduated from college after attending four colleges, one of them twice on separate occasions. She also graduated with a degree in communications. As you might recall from Episode 237 of The Simpsons, "Faith Off," this is the same degree held by Springfield University's famed place-kicker, Anton Lubchenko. Lubchenko is kicking in the championship game when a drunken Homer drives over Lubchenko's kicking leg with his parade-float-mobile. His career ruined, Dr. Hibbard is tending to Lubchenko and says, "Oh, don't worry about the end of your football career son, you can always fall back on your degree in..... communications??!?!?!??!?"
Yeah, anyway, "McCain-Palin '08: A-durrrr"


Anonymous said...

I thought it was the right-wing Republicans who cared about pedigree: where one went to college and how long it took one to graduate. I guess it is the left-wing Dems that actually care. Style over substance.

Ol Mucky said...

Oh goodness, my! How could you come away with that impression? I think her degree leaves her more than qualified to be our special team's place-kicker.