August 7, 2016

"He stood out by the things he didn’t do — which was spend all of his time trying to impress you somewhat desperately..."

"... which is a characteristic of the majority of the people who graduate from Harvard Law School.... That’s one of the things that made him likable and genuine."

From the class of 1983....

23 comments:

David Begley said...

No tie?

Not qualified.

Martha said...

from the article:
Brian Wolfman, a classmate, recalled that Kaine also helped set up a phone bank to ask students who had landed summer jobs at corporate law firms to donate part of their salary to students who worked for nonprofits and community groups.

a true progressive way back then
higher taxes for the middle class!

traditionalguy said...

And all of a sudden the Death Penalty for aborted fetus seemed politically correct. He is a man who takes both sides of every issue without a second thought.

Amadeus 48 said...

So, he was not a gunner. Probably didn't have anything to say. BFD.

robinintn said...

Lol, these puff pieces with the dreamboat illustrations are popping up all over. Imagine if there had been similar pieces on the mild-mannered, ethically strait-laced Mitt Romney, who is both exceedingly handsome, and has, on his own dime and time, assisted many people in need. Oh, never mind.

buwaya puti said...

It's a machine.
A sophisticated operation recalling what the Soviet Union managed during the Cold War.

HT said...

Yep he's a good guy. Of course, it's all downhill from here.

Earnest Prole said...

looked like a hard drinker even then -- not that there's anything wrong with that

Darrell said...

Are you sleeping, are you sleeping,
Bourgeoisie, Bourgeoisie,
And when the revolution comes,
We’ll kill you all with knives and guns,
Bourgeoisie, Bourgeoisie

gspencer said...

". . . and devout Catholic from the Midwest suddenly surrounded by Ivy Leaguers" and the insanely abortion-rabid partisans of the Democrat Party.

Still don't understand how a Christian could ever vote for a Democrat, even apart from the Tim Kaine position of being on this platform with that female.

Tommy Duncan said...

Judging from the number of responses to this post, the very mention of the name "Tim Kaine" generates enthusiasm and excitement.

Johnny Sokko said...

Did he take $160,000 worth of "free" stuff in law school just like he did as gov. & lt. gov of Virginia?

dbp said...

Based on the picture alone, I thought the article would be on Ted Bundy--he went to law school, though I didn't think it was Harvard.

boycat said...

A humble man, with a reason to be humble.

Meeeea said...

Oh please, enough with the faux humbleness.
First the Pope, now Kaine.
They are both talk out of both sides of their mouths weirdos.

Freeman Hunt said...

Certain coasters find it endearing when flyovers play the "I don't know nothin' 'bout goin' to no city!" role.

Freeman Hunt said...

"He was just an ignorant hick from a nothing school when the hand of an almighty secular god plucked him from his miserable obscurity and dropped him upon our Olympian heights. There, he was well schooled in all our rightthink causes but maintained some quaint vestiges of his backwater, cultic past."

David said...

He was a likable normal guy but then he decided to go into politics.

narciso said...

he looked a little like robert sean leonard from dead poets society and later house,

Michael Fitzgerald said...

Looks like Teddy Harrington...

Curious George said...

I just want to know if he did the eyebrow thing back then....

EDH said...

Notice, Kaine's "peace sign" resembles one of those closed fingered "Catholic peace signs".

RichardJohnson said...

"He stood out by the things he didn’t do — which was spend all of his time trying to impress you somewhat desperately..."
"... which is a characteristic of the majority of the people who graduate from Harvard Law School.... That’s one of the things that made him likable and genuine."


One time when I took the train from Boston to NYC, I overheard a Harvard Law student talking about his fellow Harvard Law students. Harvard Law students, he told his seatmate, were such good people. Veritable salt of the earth.

Nor, I thought to myself, were Harvard Law students lacking in self-regard.
Disclaimer: the girl who was my primary babysitter when I was a child married the son of a Harvard Law prof. The son was also a Harvard graduate, but went to Berkeley for grad school. He was not conceited.