Kathleen Parker wrote a piece in the Sentinel that claims people only think Bush is stupid because he speaks “Texas” English.
No, Kathy. The problem isn’t that he’s inarticulate. The problem is that he is easily manipulated by smarter people around him who know that he makes decisions based on beliefs, not logic. And once he makes a decision, no matter how much the circumstances change, or no matter how much data he is confronted with that the decision was wrong—he is unable to change course.
That is actually the textbook definition of stupidity: The idea that you can do the same thing the same way over and over again, and somehow get a different result.