Starting in early 2000 I have been hard on George Bush, primarily as I do not feel that he is a knowledgeable man, nor curious to understand things he is not aware of. He has no intellectual heft. All of his problems stem from this flaw. However, I can and do respect many conservatives who have a keen mind, and continually examine the world they live in.
This all only underscores my long-time beefs about the lack of teaching history correctly, the dumbing down of our nation, and the lack of intelligence in the White House.
There are days when I think we are being swallowed by mediocrity. Today is one of them. And it feels awful.