former NYTimes editor Howard Raines, describing John Kerry: "It's as if Lurch had gone to Choate."

this has sent folks scurrying to their dictionaries (and some to OneLook«) to look up 'choate'. but this is somewhat futile, as Raines refers to the Conneticut prep school.

in this case googling the phrase "gone to Choate" is the way to go.