Sunday, August 20, 2006

Bush Smarts

The question needed to be asked, "Is Bush An 'Idiot'?"

Joe Scarborough, a former Republican congressman, now the MSNBC talk show host of "Scarborough Country," opined on this question for 10 minutes with guests John Fund and Lawrence O'Donnell Jr. while the screen caption asked the pithy question.

The consensus was, well, "curious." As in, that is what President Bush lacks "the intellectual curiousness" needed to lead. (Washington Post)

Translated that means, Bush is a hide-bound ideologue with no desire to be enlightened. Summed up, don't bother me with facts.... " I'm the Decider."

The White House isn't pleased with Scarborough, but White House fabulist, Tony Snow, spins the fairy tale this way, people are nervous about Iraq, but Bush "is not fazed" by the criticism. Of course not, Bush isn't even curious about the criticism.

Scarborough isn't alone in his critique of Bush. Rich Lowry, editor of the conservative National Review asks whether Iraq is "Bush's Vietnam."

Conservative columnist, George F. Will, last week mocked Bush's neoconservatives for their desire to transform the Middle East, when stability should be the goal. Reagan-era conservative William F. Buckley Jr. earlier this year flatly said about Iraq "our mission has failed."

Bring on the clowns.... Snow, a former Fox radio talk show host, immediately flew to the ditto echo chambers of the Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham shows trying to staunch the political bloodletting. But these opinion pygmies can't cover up the obvious, The Decider has no intellectual clothes.

"He may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot, but don't let that fool you. He really is an idiot." Groucho Marx

1 comment:

slskenyon said...

Well said. He is someone who truly believes in the concept of "absolutes," but he simplifies it to the point that absolutes are all there is apparently. I like the idea of lacking "curiosity" about ideas, decision making, etc.