Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Is He...Subliminably Brilliant?

In a recent story on MSNBC's "Scarborough Country," Joe Scarborough was kicking around the idea of whether or not our president is an idiot.

I don't usually spend too much of my TV time tuned to MSNBC, because it's hard to give any credibility to a "news" network that gives a show to the likes of Rita Cosby. (although I'm having a more difficult time defending CNN after seeing Nancy Grace's show once or twice. maybe the two of them should form their own network that nobody will watch.)

But I digress.

The banner across the bottom of the screen as I channel-surfed past it said "Ronstadt: Bush Is An Idiot." What a concept. An actor or a musician bashing Bush? Never been done before!

However, Linda Ronstadt apparently called our president a name, and Scarborough decided to run with it, to see where the debate would lead. And for that, he was chastised by some for publicly asking the question of whether or not the president of the United States is dumb.

Let's face's not the first time that someone has suggested that Dubya is two peas short of a casserole. And it won't be the last. Scarborough was merely questioning how important it is for the president to be super-smart, if he or she (practicing my political correctness early, just in case) surrounds himself with the right people.

Scarborough blogged about it, if you're interested.

It's a tough question to ask, isn't it? Is Bush really dumb? Or are we, umm...misunderestimating him?

(oh my, the selection of quotes I had to choose from
for this post could have kept me typing until the '08 election!)

"There needs to be debates, like we're going through.
There needs to be town-hall meetings.
There needs to be travel. This is a huge country."
—George W. Bush

"I want the folks to see me sitting in the same
kind of seat they sit in, eating the same popcorn,
peeing in the same urinal."
—George W. Bush


  1. In all fairness, I personally don't think he's AS dumb as some people think he is.

    That being said, I don't think he's very bright.

  2. Well put.

    I've actually heard that in person he's a very engaging, charismatic person. Trouble is, 99% of the American population hasn't met him in person.

    And I don't know if I believe everything I hear.

  3. I think our president is a very very bad man.

  4. Bagel!
    (or, wait...was your brother Bagel? or were you both Bagels? I don't remember, it's been way too many years.)

    I want one of your CDs!