|Princeton Undergraduate (WaPo)|
You really need to click the article to get a picture of this kid. He’s a freshman, by the way. Nothing like an 18-year-old Ivy League kid, who with a name like “Whitney Blodgett III” is almost certainly a legacy admit, lecturing people on the meritocracy.Legacy admit? Ooh, that's harsh. And surely not deserved. I wouldn't stake my life on it but I'm pretty sure our Whitney is this guy, from which I surmise (a) that he's 6'5"' (b) that he is a champ at rowing; and (c) an alum of Lawrenceville School.
|Golden Retriever (Wiki)|
No: it seems improper to dismiss Blodgett III as a mere legacy, Much more tempting to identify as a golden retriever. You know the type: loyal to friends and family; enjoys water sports; easily housebroken. Some would say "dumb as pig iron" although here I suspect the comparison breaks down. Clearly Blodgett III is not too dumb to understand that he's been bred to a life of entitlement and ease. And hey, he can compute percentages. Of what golden retriever could you say that?