The frat boy ships out
17 January, 2009
Very interesting article – especially considering that The Economist endorsed Bush when he ran in 2000.
Lack of curiosity also led Mr Bush to suspect intellectuals in general and academic experts in particular. David Frum, who wrote speeches for Mr Bush during his first term, noted that â€œconspicuous intelligence seemed actively unwelcome in the Bush White Houseâ€. The Bush cabinet was â€œsolid and reliableâ€, but contained no â€œreally high-powered brainsâ€. Karen Hughes, one of his closest advisers, â€œrarely read books and distrusted people who didâ€.