Michele Bachmann recently told the Hometown Source, an online extension of ABC Newspapers in the northern suburbs, that Barack Obama “isn’t well-schooled and prepared to be President of the United States.”
That’s an interesting observation, coming from a graduate of a law school that once lost its American Bar Association accreditation.
Bachmann got her undergraduate degree from Winona State University in 1978. She graduated from O.W. Coburn School of Law at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla., in 1986.
The ABA yanked Coburn’s accreditation in 1981 over its Christian litmus tests for students and faculty but later reinstated it. However, the law school closed in 1986 and donated its library to Pat Robertson’s Regent University in Virginia. Regent then started its own law school but didn’t receive ABA accreditation until 1996.
Bachmann also has a post-graduate degree in tax law from William and Mary Law School.
After she graduated from law school, Bachmann went to work as a tax collection lawyer for the IRS.
Obama, on the other hand, received an undergraduate degree from Columbia University in 1983. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1991 and became the first African-American president of the prestigious Harvard Law Review. After he graduated, Obama became a civil rights lawyer and taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School.
Incidentally, Barack Obama’s wife, Michelle Obama, also is a graduate of Harvard Law School. Marcus Bachmann, Michele Bachmann’s husband, has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Union Graduate Institute, a mail-order school in Cincinnati.