Our current definition of “smart” seems to entail two points.
First, they know things that simply can’t be proven.
Second, they know how to reverse the laws of nature.
Our current “smart person” being held up for us all to emulate and honor? Mr. Obama, of course.
David Brooks, the faux conservative columnist of the New York Times seemed to think that a “perfectly creased pant” is a true metric of rapier wit and towering intellect. Vice President Joe Biden explains Obama’s charisma: “I think what it is, is he’s so brilliant. He is an intellectual.” That great political analyst Woody Allen is also said to have said: “I am pleased with Obama. I think he is brilliant. The Republican Party should get out of his way and stop trying to hurt him.” He then suggested we make Obama dictator. MSNBC’s David Shuster said after a press conference, “You know, I actually thought – I thought Obama was brilliant. I mean, it’s just – we’re starting to hear from so many historians and people say this is one of the brightest Presidents, one of the most adept that we’ve had, perhaps, in our lifetime.” Historian Michael Beschloss extolled Obama’s high IQ on the Imus show but when asked what it was, he said he didn’t know. Chris Matthew’s leg is still twitching and tingling from the excitement he gets from Obama. –Irish Examiner
God save us from “smart” people.