Former Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough, now an MSNBC commentator, posed this provocative question: Is Bush an “Idiot”?
(YouTube video, MSNBC transcript, and Scarborough’s follow-up editorial)
I found the clips and editorial comments fascinating, in a gallows-humor sense of the word. Mostly, though, I was embarrassed for our President and, yes, for our country. I cringed while listening to his verbal inelegance — cacaphonous evidence to my ear (and increasingly, to those of former syncophants) that Mr. Bush isn’t suited for the presidency, a job that demands the utmost degree of mental acuity and rhetorical skill.
This isn’t comedy. It’s a tragedy of Shakespearean proportions.