Friday Funnies

by TChris

From Eleanor Clift:

More evidence they’re drinking Kool-Aid in the White House: David Frum, a former White House speechwriter, reported on his blog that [Harriet] Miers once told him that Bush was “the most brilliant man she’d ever met.” What will happen when she has a conversation with Justice Antonin Scalia? Will her head explode?

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    Re: Friday Funnies (none / 0) (#1)
    by Edger on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:04:47 PM EST
    George has called Harriet "a talented lawyer whose great integrity, legal scholarship and grace have long marked her as one of America's finest lawyers." He said it with a straight face too... what's in that kool-aid? Is there any left?

    Re: Friday Funnies (none / 0) (#3)
    by jimcee on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:04:47 PM EST
    Actually that is really funny.

    Re: Friday Funnies (none / 0) (#4)
    by Peter G on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:04:47 PM EST
    I had a client who had the same sort of hypnotic effect as Bush seems to have on single, older women, some of whom were otherwise quite intelligent. Not as intelligent as Condoleeza Rice and Harriet Miers, perhaps, but still .... Anyway, he's now doing 22 years in federal prison for defrauding these ladies out of more than $7 million.

    Re: Friday Funnies (none / 0) (#5)
    by cpinva on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:04:48 PM EST
    i have been considering the (remote) possibility that bush is an idiot savante, with an emphasis on the idiot part. this would explain the ever present blank expression on his face. perhaps, like the character played by dustin hoffman in "rainman", bush's genius lies in adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing large numbers in his head. for him, it is a totally abstract event, unconnected to reality (witness the budget deficit), but to many people, it is seen as a sign of genius. many people are easily fooled.