Senator McCain has stated that he thinks Susan Rice is not very smart. This is all over the media – example here.
It turns out, Rice was the valedictorian at National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C., a private girls’ day school. She went on to get a B.A. in history from Stanford University, where she received a Truman Scholarship. She went on to win a Rhodes Scholarship, attended New College, Oxford, where she earned a M.Phil. in 1988 and D.Phil. (Ph.D.) in 1990, at the age of 25.
Compare that to Sarah Palin’s credentials, who was McCain’s choice for vice president:
After graduating from high school in 1982, Palin enrolled at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Shortly after arriving in Hawaii, Palin transferred to Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu for a semester in the fall of 1982, and then to North Idaho College, a community college in Coeur d’Alene, for the spring and fall semesters of 1983. She enrolled at the University of Idaho in Moscow for an academic year, starting in August 1984, then attended Matanuska-Susitna College in Alaska in the fall of 1985. Palin returned to the University of Idaho in January 1986, and received her bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in journalism in May 1987.
I don’t know who is smarter, I can just see the record.
But McCain seems to have interesting judgment about smart women.