“High functioning moron” is a good first approximation of GW Bush. He is not stupid. He has used what intelligence he has to be able to successfully fail gracefully with aplomb. His family resources have sheltered him from reality testing and the crucible of life in general. He has social skills and a fairly engaging personality. He was propped up by Neoconservatives as their standard bearer and has gone all the way to the White House where he is called on to perform far beyond his ability.
December 10, 2008
Paul Begala called GW Bush “A high functioning moron”