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A Meritocracy

JFP Wrote: Jan 05, 2013 10:53 AM
There are certain enclaves where it's not a meritocracy. In academia and in certain elite law firms, what typically happens is that those chosen went to the best prep schools (because they were rich) and then to the best eastern elite colleges and universities, after which their illustrious careers were launched. And as someone else has pointed out, so many of our Supreme Court justices or our presidents go to these same elite schools. The left should be screaming about this, but they aren't.

In the deep dark days of 1994, I was out of politics. I was actually running the Middle East for the company then known as EDS out of Dallas.

In the Fall of that year, I got a call from my good friend Joe Gaylord - Newt Gingrich's political guru - asking me to fly into Atlanta for election night because they were certain they were going to take control of the U.S. House for the first time in 40 years and Newt wanted me to come in and help oversee the press operation.

I was in Abu Dhabi...