Now this raises quite an interesting question about politics that this recording could not answer. How dumb is too dumb in ‘Mercan politics? TPP figured that we’d bottomed out and people would come to their senses after electing Reagan. This shows TPP's political acumen. And then along comes W who made Ron sound and look like a Rhodes Scholar. In the next election cycle, the afore mentioned Palindrone was given way more attention than anyone with so little to say and so little reason to say it and who will then say it anyways with so much dumbth should ever be given. And she hasn’t improved. Perhaps it was Gov. Perry of Taxes who so lowered the bar that Ms. Palindrone’s IQ rose in comparison because now some near breathless people want her in the Senate.
"The mind of this country, taught to aim at low objects, eats upon itself." Ralph Waldo Emerson offered that observation in 1837, but his words echo with painful prescience in today's very different United States (from an old WashPo article). What would Ralph think now about our virulent mixture of anti-intellectualism, anti-rationalism, ideology, and low expectations? There are smart capable people in the USA, but almost none of them are electable in this era of you-can’t-be-too-dumb politics.