Tag: Intelligence

I know a shallow intellect when I see it — or why Obama’s carpet and Jan Brewer’s brain freeze are two sides of the same coin

When I was in high school, I developed a trick to make myself look smarter.  I learned the beginning of a few key quotations, all tied into the classical literary or historic canon.  At appropriate moments in a conversation, I’d start the quote, and then quickly trail off, as if

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The perils of an affirmative action president *UPDATED*

Jennifer Rubin has a very good post today about the reasons that the “smart” Obama may be struggling so mightily to be a good president.  She offers three basic reasons that may explain Obama’s ineptitude, whether it touches economics, diplomacy, or national security: First, the punditocracy confused credentials with knowledge

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