Perhaps the link between education, income, and intelligence has been broken. That is what an article in the NYT about the Tea Party would seem to suggest. The main subject of the article is a poll that shows that Tea Party members are more educated and more wealthy than the general public.
The author then goes on to speak to many of these Tea Party members, and the resulting quotes would seem to suggest that intelligence is highly overrated in one's ability to be educated or one's ability to be wealthy (or, admittedly, that comparing a group to the general public isn't much of a comparison).
The two best quotes will be featured in a poll in the next post.