Introduction: The Misunderestimated Man
by Jacob Weisberg
The question I am most frequently asked about the Bushisms
series is, "Do you really think the President of the United States is dumb?"
The short answer is yes.
The long answer is yes and no.
Dipping into this volume may leave the impression that George W. Bush is a simple dimwit. Let's face it: a man who cannot talk about education without making a humiliating grammatical mistake ("The illiteracy level of our children are appalling"); who cannot keep straight the three branches of government ("It's the executive branch's job to interpret law");...