Thursday, October 19, 2006

Do you really believe the President is stupid?

Recently I was reading the blog of a rather nice conservative I know, and on it she was touting the Presidents leadership skills and asked (rhetorically I'm sure), "Do you really believe the President is that stupid?". My simple answer to this would be a resounding, YES, but that wouldn't be half as much fun as posting a few of our great and wise leaders' best quotes from the past sixty years, I mean Six years--feels like sixty doesn't it?!-lol

"Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream." —LaCrosse, Wis., Oct. 18, 2000

"I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family." —Greater Nashua, N.H., Jan. 27, 2000

"I hear there's rumors on the Internets that we're going to have a draft." —second presidential debate, St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 8, 2004

"I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully." —Saginaw, Mich., Sept. 29, 2000

"You work three jobs? … Uniquely American, isn't it? I mean, that is fantastic that you're doing that." —to a divorced mother of three, Omaha, Nebraska

"Too many good docs are getting out of the business. Too many OB-GYNs aren't able to practice their love with women all across this country." —Poplar Bluff, Mo., Sept. 6, 2004

"They misunderestimated me." —Bentonville, Ark., Nov. 6, 2000

"Rarely is the questioned asked: Is our children learning?" —Florence, S.C., Jan. 11, 2000

"Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we." —Washington, D.C., Aug. 5, 2004

"There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame, shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again." —Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2002

And to think that a degree from Yale used to be worth something?! Of course that was before they started letting just any old "c" student with a rich, politically connected Daddy matriculate there.--lmao


Blogger el said...

Come on, speech ablility does not prove intelligence. I've heard this attack many times. I think I stated before, I've seen nothing to prove that he's dumb. I really think it is popular opinion simply because the media constantly portrays him that way. His dad having money and him having a C average doesn't prove that he's stupid either. Maybe he was doing something other than studying all the time, which I didn't think liberals would have any problem with anyway. Good to see that you are back!

10/21/2006 10:54 AM  
Blogger Leo said...

Glad you stopped by El, and congrats on the nuptials! I agree with you to a point on this. Verbal ability is definitely not the only marker of intelligence. I've known a lot of engineers for example who spoke and wrote horribly, but we're very smart people. However, Pres. Bush is not an engineer or someone whose job would call for intelligence in other areas, such as math, mechanical aptitude etc. He's the president, and as such I believe the ability to communicate clearly and well is a necessity. After all he is our main American representative to the world.
Perhaps, Pres. Bush is a really smart guy. I don't know the man personally so I can't say for sure (though I'd presume neither do you), but he has brought the reputation for stupidity on himself, by one making some highly questionable decisions, two making lots of nonsensical comments, and three saying things like, "I don't read newspapers." He's the president for heavens sake, not a truck driver, or fireman or whatever. I'd like to think that the President of the U.S. is Much more intelligent and more informed than me or you or most citizens. I'd personally like us to elect people who we're excellent students and excelled intellectually, not just got by. To heck with electing a nice guy, you can have a beer with--it isn't or shouldn't be a likeablility contest. He's the leader of the free world, show me someone who has an impressive resume of intellectual and political accomplishments. Maybe we can agree to disagree on this one too!--lol Thanks for the comment. Take care.

10/21/2006 3:32 PM  

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