"Kathleen Reardon recently opined that 'the Prez is truly stupid' was a political ploy, with Rovian overtones. i.e. that it would a) give Repub's running in 2006 a way to distance themselves from the White House, and b) to land a pre-emptive blow against impeachment (you really want to impeach him just because he's dumb?). The ridiculous push-back of the Prez/scholar/voracious-reader meme seems to indicate otherwise.interesting point. kathleen actually suggested that the 'idiot' thing was a trial ballon. it's odd that there are competing trial ballons - the idiot thing, and the 'i can read!' one. let's hope that's the best that they've got. it aint much.
For this one time, I hope Ms. Reardon is wrong. One might well question the mental acuity of anyone who's just now noticing the Prez's spectacular dimness, but I'm not in the mood to argue at the moment.
Welcome back(?) to reality, children.
And Ms. Reardon, if you're reading - Sshhhhh.... "
* profmarcus in the comments:
"i wish to hell we could squash once and for all the idea of the bush administration being incompetent... yes, bush is a sock puppet for the dark powers that stand behind him, and yes, he is barely able to rub two brain cells together to utter an articulate thought or a complete sentence, but, when you consider that bushco has accomplished virtually EVERYTHING they set out to do, i simply must give credit where credit is due...* LeeB adds:
their agenda - accumulate unlimited power whether legitimately or through extra-constitutional, extra-legal means; through fear, manipulate the u.s. and a large part of the world population into forsaking civil liberties and - in the u.s. - most of the fundamentals on which the nation was founded; divert massive sums of money into their own pockets through war profiteering; continue to foster global chaos, conflict, and war, thus keeping the u.s. dominance in weapons sales intact; lobotomize any implied or explicit social contract, leaving everyone to fend for themselves regardless of circumstance; and establishing rigid social controls, again through fear, but also through an unholy alliance with religious extremists - is a success story unparalleled in modern times... it was achieved through a 30-year strategy, and not only succeeded in taking over the republican party but a big chunk of the democratic party, and, i suppose, one could say, the ruling parties in the uk and australia as well... that's NOT incompetence... they have NEVER been committed to stability OR peace OR fighting terror OR a healthy economy OR anything else that makes for a sane and functioning world..."
"These people are criminals. Extremely brazen, in-broad-daylight, highly-competent criminals. And as for the empty suit put in place to facilitate the schemes, he does not get off the hook on a plea of stupidity. He is perfectly content to aid and abet the plans of this political organized crime family, which means he is just as culpable as any of the rest of them."Both good points. The egadministration only looks incompetent if you presume that they are actually trying to govern.