Let’s also not forget that for years President Bush was the center of a cult of personality that lionized him as a real-world Forrest Gump, a simple man who prevails through his gut instincts and moral superiority. “Mr. Bush is the triumph of the seemingly average American man,” declared Peggy Noonan, writing in The Wall Street Journal in 2004. “He’s not an intellectual. Intellectuals start all the trouble in the world.”
Friday, August 8, 2008
Krugman on Bush
Paul Krugman has an interesting column on the Republican Party's derision towards thought. My favorite paragraph talks about our current president's place in that worldview.