Friday, July 21, 2006

How smart is the current American leader?

Cenk Uygar points out what George W. Bush said to an open mike he was unaware of when speaking the the heads of the G-8 nations. From the transcript:
"The camera is focused elsewhere and it is not clear whom Bush is talking to, but possibly Chinese President Hu Jintao, a guest at the summit.

Bush: "Gotta go home. Got something to do tonight. Go to the airport, get on the airplane and go home. How about you? Where are you going? Home?

Bush: "This is your neighborhood. It doesn't take you long to get home. How long does it take you to get home?"

Reply is inaudible.

Bush: "Eight hours? Me too. Russia's a big country and you're a big country."

At this point, the president seems to bring someone else into the conversation.

Bush: "It takes him eight hours to fly home."

He turns his attention to a server.

Bush: "No, Diet Coke, Diet Coke."

He turns back to whomever he was talking with.

Bush: "It takes him eight hours to fly home. Eight hours. Russia's big and so is China."

Russia's big and so is China??????? This guys sounds like a third grader. Do you know anyone who would have a conversation like this with their neighbor, let alone a business associate, let alone a world leader? Who's proud to know that Russia is big and so is China?"[Snip]

Unfortunately, right now we are in the position of being pitied by the rest of the world. We have third grader for a President. And worse yet, the Vice President has him convinced he is the second coming of Winston Churchill. Scared yet?
If anyone can give me clear evidence the George W. Bush has more intelligence than a third-grader, I'd really appreciate hearing it. This is the guy with his finger on the nuclear trigger. This is the guy who has sent over 2500 American soldiers to Iraq to die for what appears a totally failed cause - and one that had no likelihood of succeeding. This is the guy who ignores the current account deficit and the increase in the national debt. This is the guy who tries to intuitively read the guy who is briefing him because he has no confidence in his own ability to analyze a situation.

This is our American pResident.

We are fucked.

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