Am Bush an Idiot?
While it’s amusing and newsworthy, in a man-bites-dog sense, when conservatives such as Joe Scarborough, Rich Lowry, and George Will decide to throw Bush and his ill-advised war under the Bradley armored vehicle, it also raises as many questions about their political judgment as it does his.
Let’s put Will and Lowry aside for now – they’re both still working out the residual psychological effects of too many wedgies in high school. And who cares what they think, anyway? They don’t even have cable TV shows.
Scarborough, on the other hand, strikes me as one the guys who was giving wedgies back then. He was a Republican Congressman from FLA – one of Newt’s Class of 1994, a signer of the Contract on America who voted to under-fund Medicare, against raising the minimum wage to $5.15, to de-fund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and even sponsored a bill to withdraw the US from the UN. He took a campaign contribution from Jack Abramoff, but claims he doesn’t know why the felon ripped him a check. So we can all be thankful that Joe resigned his seat in 2001 to do what all good conservatives really want out of life – to make big bank for sitting on his ass.
Before going to Congress, Scarborough was a lawyer. And I won’t hold that against him because, hey, some of my best attorneys are lawyers. Joe’s biggest case was representing Christian terrorist and murderer Michael Griffin until the judge on the case told him he was unqualified for anything that important.
On his TV show one evening, Joe took seriously a Howard Stern skit in which an Arnold Schwarzenegger impersonator advocated blowing up the moon as a way of controlling women’s menstrual cycles. And last week on “Scarborough Country” he debated the long-settled matter of the UnPresident’s lack of “intellectual curiosity.” The segment’s title: “Is Bush an Idiot?”
Scarborough conceded that the President has a long history of public gaffes. (This is news?) And then asked, “But is that evidence that George W. Bush is stupid, or just intu…inarticulate?...Do we need a president that has the intellectual curious— curiousness – if that’s a word – to continue leading this country?” Actually, it is a word Joe. But Webster’s tags it as “archaic,” just like your politics.
Here’s another burning issue “Scarborough Country” should address: “Does it Take One to Know One?”
Also see:, Stranger, Karl Rove, Republicanalooza, Bush Buddy, Deep Doo Doo, Coxcomb Speaketh, Impeachment,