David Bernstein asks,
Isn’t This a Bit Much?
The president went to Harvard, and barely defeated a primary opponent who went to Yale. His predecessor went to Yale and Harvard, and defeated opponents who went to Yale and Harvard, and Harvard, respectively. The previous two presidents also went to Yale, with Bush I defeating another Harvard grad for the presidency. And once Elena Kagan gets confirmed, every Supreme Court Justice will have attended Harvard or Yale law schools.
A case could be made that this sort of networking is almost the only reason one would aim for a Harvard/Yale/Princeton education. The costs involved are astronomical ($40,000-$55,000); in order to recover that $200,000 on college expenses (never mind the law school fees), you better get a big bang for your buck after graduation.