Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
- Paine, American Political Theorist and Writer (1737-1809)
Back in 2000 and 2004, it was a good thing we had the media to tell us it was Bush who was the dumb guy and Gore and Kerry who were the smarter candidates, especially when you consider the fact that Bush had better grades in college than Gore, and Bush had a higher IQ than Kerry.
Thankfully, we don’t have to worry our pretty heads trying to compare Obama’s college career to Bush’s because Obama has refused to release his college transcript, preferring to keep them sealed for whatever reasons.
So try to keep in mind who the dumb president is and who’s the smart guy as we pull up this classic Obamanism in honor of Cinco de Mayo.
Now it’s a little bit unfair to compare the Spanish-speaking Bush to our current one-language president, but I can’t imagine the “dumb” president ever botching a three word attempt at another language as badly as this:
Imagine the scene just before the press conference . . .
Speech writer: “Hey, we’re a day early? Okay, how about you say, ‘Welcome to Quatro de Mayo,’ can you handle that Mr. President?”
At the press conference: “Welcome, uh . . . de Cinco de Quatro?”
Seriously? Welcome “of fifth of fourth?”
It really is a good thing we have the media to tell us who the dumb president is and who’s the smart guy.
More importantly, thank goodness that the very same media that would have played up this gaffe a thousand times if Bush had made it, quietly buries the blunder when Obama makes it, otherwise, we might get really confused as to who the smart guy was and who the stupid guy really is.