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Mike Rowe defends Scott Walker with a Ticonderoga pencil

Ticonderoga pencilBy Lynn R. Mitchell

Last week on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Former DNC Chairman Howard Dean drew attention to Republican Governor Scott Walker’s lack of a college degree (see Howard Dean: How well-educated is Walker?) and called Walker “unknowledgeable.” It has resulted in much discussion, pro and con, concerning college degrees.

One of the best responses I saw was by Mike Rowe earlier this week while reading his Facebook page. You know — the “Dirty Jobs” guy from the Discovery Channel who isn’t afraid to tackle anything and believes in my mom’s saying that opportunity often comes disguised as hard work.

Mike Rowe was asked by a reader named Kyle, “What would your response be on college as a requirement for elected office?” Rowe’s response is long but is definitely worth the time to read it. He wrote:

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