The folks at Powerline write:
"It must be very strange to be President Bush. A man of extraordinary vision and brilliance approaching to genius, he can't get anyone to notice. He is like a great painter or musician who is ahead of his time, and who unveils one masterpiece after another to a reception that, when not bored, is hostile."
Yes, genius indeed:
"If you don't stand for anything, you don't stand for anything! If you don't stand for something, you don't stand for anything!" George W. Bush, Bellevue Community College, Nov. 2, 2000
"Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream." George W. Bush, LaCrosse, Wis., Oct. 18, 2000
"Reading is the basics for all learning." George W. Bush, announcing his "Reading First" initiative in Reston, Va., March 28, 2000
And of course, my favorite:
"Rarely is the questioned asked: Is our children learning?" George W. Bush, Florence, South Carolina, Jan. 11, 2000
Some might argue that proclamations of Bush's genius may be the result of the Powerline suffering from the "soft bigotry of low expectations."