Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Is Bush an Idiot?

[[T U B E]] * Believe it or not, George W. Bush’s dullardism was the topic of discussion last night on MSNBC-TV’s Scarborough Country, the often annoying but not unwatchable program hosted by a former Republican congressman, Joe Scarborough.

With guests John Fund of The Wall Street Journal and political analyst Lawrence O’Donnell, Scarborough discussed Bush’s shallowness and incuriosity, and asked, “Shouldn’t that concern us?” While Fund persisted in defending the prez’s competence, O’Donnell said Bush’s acumen is hard to determine, because “he doesn’t make a lot of public exhibition of a dazzling intelligence; it just isn’t there.” O’Donnell added, though, that the prez’s performance makes him appear “overmatched by the job,” especially since Hurricane Katrina wrought its devastation across the Gulf Coast a year ago this month. Scarborough agreed, observing that while recent Republican presidents have been cast as “dimwitted,” Bush “is in a league by himself.”

With Americans--and Republicans, of all people--debating whether the prez is a moron, or whether he’s simply incapable of carrying out his responsibilities in the White House, is it any wonder that the rest of the world questions Bush’s actions, doubts his truthfulness, and encourages his removal from office?

You can watch the MSNBC clip here and here.

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