Bush is demonstrably not a genius.
His SATS and college performance are very far from genius levels. He would never have made it into Yale had it not been for an admissions program
which gave preferential treatment
to the children of alumni, the so-called
. That's the first - but certainly not the
- time that Daddy was solely responsible for Dubya's "success". Remarkably, Bush the Elder was also responsible for his son's
unworthy admission to Harvard Business School - a school in which the average applicant has an 11% chance of being accepted, while the child or an
alumnus has a 40% chance or better
The poor dumb kid just wasn't smart enough on his own. Doesn't it break your heart?
I know that the pro-Bush camp like to ignore the vast tomes stuffed full of their President's idiotic mumblings and hilarious statements because
they're "not important" or "taken out of context". And yet, if I was to post nonsense, lies and ignorant mistakes on ATS every day, wouldn't
you think I
was stupid? Why is Dubya forgiven, even when he is damned from his own mouth? Why is Dubya forgiven, not just once, but
hundreds and hundreds of times
"I am mindful not only of preserving executive powers for myself, but for predecessors as well."
- Washington, D.C., January 29th, 2001
"I think if you know what you believe, it makes it a lot easier to answer questions. I can't answer your question."
— Reynoldsburg, Ohio, October 4th, 2000
"Natural gas is hemispheric. I like to call it hemispheric in nature because it is a product that we can find in our neighborhoods."
—Austin, Texas, December 20th, 2000
Shouldn't a genius - a genius graduate of Harvard Business School, no less - have at least a vague
familiarity with English?
It isn't genius to cut taxes when your nation's debt is skyrocketing. It isn't genius to alienate your allies in Europe and beyond at a time when
your nation is more vulnerable than ever. It isn't genius to tell journalists from all over the world that you're going to kick Saddam's ass out
of Iraq and then try and fabricate evidence to justify it.
And it isn't genius to keep opening your damn mouth and letting your stupidity leak out.
Moreover, it's not just Bush who's dumb, but the people who voted for him
. I normally hate this kind of generalised judgement, but in view
of the frankly sickening and unfounded views expressed by some contributors to this thread - not to mention TrueLies' laughable
- I'll make an exception.
shows an interesting relationship between the average IQ of a given State, the
average income in that State, and how that State voted in the 2000 election.
What's that? Poor, dumb people tend to vote Republican