“Those of us who were bewitched by his eloquence on the campaign trail chose to ignore some disquieting aspects of his biography: that he had accomplished very little before he ran for president, having never run a business or a state; that he had a singularly unremarkable career as a law professor, publishing nothing in 12 years at the University of Chicago other than an autobiography; and that, before joining the United States Senate, he had voted ‘present’ (instead of ‘yea’ or ‘nay’) 130 times, sometimes dodging difficult issues.”
Remember, this is a previously strong supporter of Obama saying this. Not only is he now questioning the “disquieting aspects” of the president’s biography, but he is also calling into question the accepted myth of Obama’s “brilliance.”
Maybe now more on the left and more in the liberal mainstream media will ask by what criterion did they elevate Obama to the level of “brilliant?” As Westen points out, beyond Obama’s “singularly unremarkable career as a law professor” -- or anything for that matter -- is the very question of his actual competence.
Beyond the mandates of political correctness, how is a man who refuses to release the results of his SAT scores, his I.Q. test, or his transcripts from Occidental college deemed “brilliant?”
As the left and some in the liberal mainstream media seem more open to asking that very legitimate question, maybe they can also take a field trip to an Air Force base and observe the rigid screening process, dedication, and yes, high degree of intelligence needed to become an Air Force pilot.
It will be an eye-opening education for them. Especially those who avoided asking Obama the proper questions in 2007 and are now desperately trying to manufacture discredited attacks against Perry.
As the American people watch our nation spiral further and further into chaos under the “leadership” of Obama, they are onto this smear game and recognize the real-deal when they see it.
They are going to hear Perry out. Period.
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