1. Charlie says

    Ed, Bush is a complete moron. I can’t believe you Americans voted for him (twice)! This video is par for the course of what you expect from the man.

  2. Edward Harrison says


    I certainly didn’t vote for him but I don’t think he’s a moron. You don’t get elected unless you’re savvy and cunning on some level. Bush’s problem is that he is anti-intellectual. He is the most incurious person and that means he makes decisions without regard for precedence, history, contingency or implication. His decision-making is based on his gut without a full appreciation for the pre-conditions or the consequences.

    In my view, that’s Bush’s real problem.


  3. REWINN says

    Edward, let me expand on your comments in a couple of ways.

    First, Bush is an aristocrat: born rich, raised rich. He just doesn’t care what you or I think; he’s used to blurting out whatever he wants and having yes-men tell him it’s great. So his actual brainpower is hard to determine because, to him, it just doesn’t matter.

    Second, he’s a sociopath. His every action shows that he just doesn’t care about the well-being of anyone not of his little circle. What seems like a stupid mistake to you & me, e.g. lying his way into occupying Iraq, is actually quite rational from the point of view of his self-interest.

    Based on his behavior, he is indeed as incurious and anti-intellectual as you suggest; he seems like a moron but that’s because he has the drunkard’s ability to be charming; thus we attribute his errors to something other than malice.

  4. xoc says

    His lack of curiosity is a big problem, but don’t forget his arrogance, hubris and hypocrisy, not to mention his flexible moral standards and simplistic faith based approach to understanding the world.

    1. Edward Harrison says

      @xoc, all of those traits are the ones many foreigners ascribe to Bush and Americans as a whole because of our foreign policy. I try to be objective and see Bush in a more positive light, but there is no doubt he has critically damaged America’s reputation abroad as a power for good that upholds a moral standard to which to aspire. Perhaps this will change in due course, but I suspect some of the damage is irreparable.

  5. roriesmillati says

    “Al insanu Mahallul khoto wan nisyannn”manusia adalah t4nya salah dan lupa.begitu juga bush,sbb tdk ada orang yg sempurna,bahkan bush hidupnya selalu di penuhi dengan kesalahan dan tidak pernah sedikitpun berbuat kebenaran,karna :”BUSH BORN 2 BE DESTROYER”
    semoga Tuhan melaknat Dosa2 BUSHuk dan menjadikan Jahannam istana terindah sebagai tepat Kembalinya.

  6. Andrew Yu-Jen Wang says

    Speaking of George W. Bush:

    George W. Bush committed hate crimes of epic proportions and with the stench of terrorism (indicated in my blog).

    George W. Bush did in fact commit innumerable hate crimes.

    And I do solemnly swear by Almighty God that George W. Bush committed other hate crimes of epic proportions and with the stench of terrorism which I am not at liberty to mention.

    Many people know what Bush did.

    And many people will know what Bush did—even to the end of the world.

    Bush was absolute evil.

    Bush is now like a fugitive from justice.

    Bush is a psychological prisoner.

    Bush has a lot to worry about.

    Bush can technically be prosecuted for hate crimes at any time.

    In any case, Bush will go down in history in infamy.

    Submitted by Andrew Yu-Jen Wang
    B.S., Summa Cum Laude, 1996
    Messiah College, Grantham, PA
    Lower Merion High School, Ardmore, PA, 1993

    I am not sure where I had read it before, but anyway, it is a linguistically excellent statement, and it goes kind of like this: “If only it were possible to ban invention that bottled up memory so it never got stale and faded.” Oh wait—off the top of my head—I think the quotation came from my Lower Merion High School yearbook.

  7. Jungle Jane says

    thanks, Marshall, hysterically funny…if it weren’t so depressingly tragic. America’s Moron par excellance – but wait, we didn’t REALLY elect him that second term…phew….

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