Bob Herbert opened his column today this way:
While watching the Sarah Palin interview with Charlie Gibson Thursday night, and the coverage of the Palin phenomenon in general, I’ve gotten the scary feeling, for the first time in my life, that dimwittedness is not just on the march in the U.S., but that it might actually prevail.
I try to resist this kind of thinking. I like to think voters make informed decisions in what they think is their best interest, even if I might have a different view of the majority take on that in many elections.
But then I saw this quote from one Christian Noteboom of Russellville, in a Democrat-Gazette article about Little Rock visitors to the Bush Legacy Bus, which chronicles a tiny part of the Rolling Blunder, the eight years of economic, moral and life-taking disaster visited upon the U.S. by the Bush years.
“Everybody’s entitled to their opinion. Even if it’s wrong,” Noteboom, a Russellville preschool teacher, said. “We’re better off in Iraq. The economy is not in crisis. We’re better off now than we were eight years ago.”
Better off? Dimwits on the march. And prepared to give us four more years of the same.