Judging Who is Smart

Apparently, the skill most highly prized in a President is articulateness in extemporaneous public speaking.  In fact, it is so highly prized, it is considered a necessary condition to assume the Presidency, and probably even a sufficient one.  At least if you believe Big Media and an ever-increasing herd of conservative pundits.I use Sarah Palin as an example.  Throughout her life, she was chosen by her peers for leadership roles.In high school she was chosen to be captain of the basketball team.  Her team won the State Championship when she was captain.  In fact, she sank the winning shot in the championship game - with a broken ankle.In high school she was chosen as leader of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.When she showed up at PTA meetings in support of her own children's education, her peers said she should run for councilman.  She did and she won.As a councilwoman, her peers said she should run for mayor.  She did and she won.As mayor,...(Read Full Article)

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