05/09/2004: Gem o'the Day:
But if "numskull" is an imprecise description of the president, it is not altogether inaccurate. Bush may not have been born stupid, but he has achieved stupidity, and now he wears it as a badge of honor.
As the president says, we misunderestimate him. He was not born stupid. He chose stupidity. Bush may look like a well-meaning dolt. On consideration, he's something far more dangerous: a dedicated fool.
--Jacob Weisberg, "The Misunderestimated Man"
Len on 05.09.04 @ 09:09 PM CST