Critics of President Obama, rejoice: While "birthers" didn't give birth to much, "transcripters" have come to save the day. The Los Angeles Times coined the phrase for conservatives who want to see Obama's transcripts from Harvard Law School, Columbia University, and Occidental College. A website called The Trenches is even offering $20,000 for them. Why? "We’re not convinced that Barack is as smart as you media elitists keep insisting he is," The Trenches says.
High-profile birther Donald Trump says Obama was "a terrible student when he went to Occidental. He then gets into Columbia; he then gets to Harvard. ... How do you get into Harvard if you’re not a good student?" On the other hand, Obama was the Harvard Law Review's president and a teacher of constitutional law. And what's in a grade, anyway? President Bush the younger was pretty much a C student, and John Kerry was, too. As Bush once put it: "And to the C students, I say you too can be president of the United States."