Saturday, July 12, 2008

= Bush?

A comment to my post last night offers the firm opinion:
The short story is that McCain is simply not intellectually up to the job. Period.
McCain isn't exactly Bush in terms of craven behavior, even if his economic "plan" is, at best, a pandering lie. He's not affiliated with the hard Religious Right and he didn't duck out of military service while acting the chickenhawk.

However, maybe in terms of intellectual capability for the job, McCain is rather similar to El Presidente Bush. After all, he is computer illiterate, albeit, perhaps, trying:

He said, ruefully, that he had not mastered how to use the Internet and relied on his wife and aides like Mark Salter, a senior adviser, and Brooke Buchanan, his press secretary, to get him online to read newspapers (though he prefers reading those the old-fashioned way) and political Web sites and blogs.

“They go on for me,” he said. “I am learning to get online myself, and I will have that down fairly soon, getting on myself. I don’t expect to be a great communicator, I don’t expect to set up my own blog, but I am becoming computer literate to the point where I can get the information that I need.”


We learned this past (er, current) Presidency that there are certain skills which can't be picked up on the job.

3 comments:

Gus said...

I'd can't speak to his smarts, but I do call his not voting on the FISA bill pretty savvy. I'd rather Obama had abstained than vote the way he did.

Mark Netter said...

I just think it's good to get someone in who's relatively new to The Plutocracy, still somewhat of a civilian President, closer to Truman than Bush.

Anonymous said...

Senator Doubletalk graduated 894 out of 899 in his class at Annapolis. If he was a racehorse, that showing would've earned him a ride to the glue factory.