Scarborough Country: Is Bush an 'idiot?'
MSNBC's Scarborough Country discussed the subject, "Is Bush an idiot?".
Wall Street Journal columnist John Fund defended the president.
"Voltaire once said that common sense is both rare and a lot more important to successful leadership than intelligence," said Fund. "And I agree."
The segment included a clip from Comedy Central's Daily Show with Jon Stewart which ridiculed Bush for repeatedly joking about a scheduled pig meal in Germany during a press conference the president conducted with Chancellor Merkel during his recent visit, while the Lebanon war was beginning to erupt.
Political analyst Lawrence O'Donnell said that Bush was "possibly" the easiest president to make fun of, and that he didn't understand how anyone could defend him as being especially smart, unless they work "very closely with him" since he hardly ever displays a "public exhibition of a dazzling intelligence."
"It's almost like the more he stumbles over his tongue, the more he realizes that he may be overmatched by the english language," said former Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough.
"It seems like he's losing confidence by the day," Scarborough added.