If you've ever watched Chris Cuomo on CNN, you may have wondered：how did this guy get a TV show? Sure, he's got well-defined abdominal muscles, and good for him. But he can barely speak English. There are nights when Cuomo emits entire paragraphs that mean nothing at all. Just pure gibberish, like pig Latin, or dogs barking. It's remarkable. Was this guy educated in the United States? Let's check Wikipedia. Wait it a second. The entry says that Chris Cuomo went to Yale University in Connecticut. That can't be right. Yale has famously high admissions standards. Your kids couldn't get in. No chance. They'd have to be incredibly smart — geniuses, really. Is Chris Cuomo a secret genius? Does he have some amazing talent that's invisible on TV? Maybe he speaks flawless Urdu? Or has a deep grounding in particle physics? Or can calculate pi to the final digit? Actually, no. Chris Cuomo can't do any of that.
It turns out that he has an even more impressive qualification：His father was the governor of New York. If you want to get into a top American college, it's best to have a parent who's a well-known Democratic politician. That's the most effective credential of all.
Don't take our word for it. Ask Dante DeBlasio, son of Bill DeBlasio, the incompetent mayor of New York. There's no evidence the younger DeBlasio did remarkably well in high school. And yet, like Chris Cuomo, he somehow got into Yale
Once there, Dante DeBlasio found himself surrounded by people just like himself：the thoroughly average children of other prominent liberals. According to press reports, That would include the offspring of at least three Democrats currently-serving in the U.S. Senate：Michael Bennett, Amy Klobuchar, and Sheldon Whitehouse. All of them sent kids to Yale.
Their colleague Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, meanwhile, is one of a stunning number of Senate Democrats who've sent children Harvard. Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey is a Harvard parent. So is Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer. Schumer sent both his kids to Harvard. Barack Obama sent one of his. So did former New York governor Eliot Spitzer.
The all-time record, though, must go to former Vice President Al Gore. Gore sent four. Imagine that：Four kids in a row to Harvard. What are the odds of that occurring in nature? Statistically, it's about as likely as being hit by lightning every single day for a year. Yet somehow the Gore family pulled it off. Congratulations.