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  • Tale of the Tape-Dumb or Dumber?

       August 21, 2004

    There's been a lot of talk about the intelligence of our Presidential candidates. Is John Kerry a nuanced genius? Is George W. Bush a smirking chimp? Let's take a look and find out, shall we?

    Issue
    Advantage
    College EducationYaleYalePush
    Graduate EducationBoston College LawHarvard Business SchoolHBS boasts roughly 20% of the top three officers of Fortune 500 companies. BC Law has, um, John Kerry. Score one for Bush.
    VietnamSwift Boat veteran served in VietnamPilot in Texas Air National GuardBush - he got to stay in Texas and got a cool pilot's leather jacket.
    MarriageMarried an heiressMarried a librarianLaura is fantastic lady, but Teresa is really, really, really rich. Advantage Kerry.
    MemoryTestified that Christmas in Cambodia was "seared" into his memory. Except that he wasn't there. Oops!Doesn't recall the details of some of his National Guard servicePush
    Names & FacesConfuses himself with Bob KerreyMispronounces namesBush - it's one thing to stumble over a name, it's quite another to forget your own.

    In a shocking upset (at least to liberals), Bush wins 3-1. I guess Kerry isn't so much "nuanced" as "confused". So, with apologies to Nick Bakay, this just goes to show that, once again, everything is easier if you just break it down.


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