Roger Terry (Readers' Forum, Sept. 24) wrote that President Bush was not that smart. Well, Vice President Al Gore flunked out of divinity school. Sen. John Kerry's grades were not as good as President Bush's.

Sen. John McCain is a war hero who knows what a real American is all about. He did not graduate at the top of his class at the Naval Academy. Does anyone know how hard it is to get in? Did the writer know that his war injuries keep him from using a computer or that he can only raise his arms about as high as his shoulders and cannot comb his own hair?

Lynn Cross