How do you get this private information? Do reporters ferret it out of the school officials who are supposed to keep it confidential? Until I see some confirmation, I am going to remain skeptical about the accuracy of your figures since simply listening to these guys puts your claims in doubt. Two of the three at least know how to connect a subject with a predicate, speak in full sentences, and can talk extemporaneously. Your guy needs a script, but the big words throw him. However, none of the them get any prize for charismatic vocal delivery. Lets hope the advisers do their job well.
Ah, it's good to be back! And a Happy New Year to all.
The scores I posted for W: 566 (560?) for verbal and 640 for math, appeared in the NYTimes, Saturday, June 10th (retrieved through the NYTimes Archives). The article was entitled "THE 2000 CAMPAIGN:THE CHEERLEADER; Earning A's in People Skills at Andover". The scores were leaked by some CURRENT Yale students and reprinted in the New Yorker. According to W's Yale 25th reunion book, the average for W's class was 668 verbal and 718 math.
Of course none of this matters except to confirm that anyone can grow up to be President, which would have been true whichever candidate won.
ON TOPIC: There's an article in today's WSJ about Bill Miller and his Legg Mason Value Trust, which holds a pretty large block of WMI. Miller outperformed the S&P 500 for the 10th straight year (-7.1%VT vs. -9.1%S&P on a total return basis). Among the best performers was WMI. Many long term readers of this thread will remember the skepticism recorded in posts here as he announced his purchases of WMI.
I might remind you that Bill was a Rhodes Scholar and that calls into question your snide use of "genius" to characterize him. I'd really like to see a source for that verbal number (and his math score, if you have it). Don't answer if you can't cite a reference.