Discussion in 'Politics' started by killthesunshine, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. Clever fools: Why a high IQ doesn't mean you're smart

    IS GEORGE W. BUSH stupid? It's a question that occupied a good many minds of all political persuasions during his turbulent eight-year presidency. The strict answer is no. Bush's IQ score is estimated to be above 120, which suggests an intelligence in the top 10 per cent of the population. But this, surely, does not tell the whole story. Even those sympathetic to the former president have acknowledged that as a thinker and decision-maker he is not all there. Even his loyal speechwriter David Frum called him glib, incurious and "as a result ill-informed". The political pundit and former Republican congressman Joe Scarborough accused him of lacking intellectual depth, claiming that compared with other US presidents whose intellect had been questioned, Bush junior was "in a league by himself". Bush himself has described his thinking style as "not very analytical".
  2. Of course he isnt stupid. But he is just another hand fed rich white kid who came up with every advantage. Thus with absolutely no common sense or ability to think for himself.
  3. How could he have a 120 IQ when he couldn't even assimilate his words on numerous occasions? The best President money can buy. Complete disaster only to be followed by another.
  4. aegis


    They always seem to base his IQ off his SAT scores, which should be taken with a grain of salt.

    The SAT is not an intelligence test and a good score could be always be bought. Do you really think JFK had good enough test scores to get into Harvard?
  5. regardless of whether his IQ is 80 or 120, the fact remains he was not only elected president, he was re-elected.
  6. Unknown: George Bush says he speaks to god every day, and christians love him for it. If George Bush said he spoke to god through his hair dryer, they would think he was mad. I fail to see how the addition of a hair dryer makes it any more absurd.
  7. your a genius to dismiss a treatise YOU'VE NEVER READ!

    you are a flaming moron
  8. By now someone should have said, "Does a bear shit in the woods".
    #10     Nov 9, 2009