Thursday, January 06, 2005

Choices Choices

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the wisest fool of all ... or at least in the last 50 years? The Economist wants to know:

Today we are after that rarer oxymoron: the wisest fool. He or she must be fundamentally an idiot, but a shrewd or cunning one. Candidates need not inhabit Christendom, but they must be alive, or have been in the past 50 years. They may come from the world of politics, or academia or business—or perhaps the church, the stage or journalism. Or somewhere else: on the Titanic, one of them was seen heading for the bar when everyone else was taking to the boats.

George W. Bush coulda been a contender, he's certainly got the "fundamentally an idiot" in spades; too bad "shrewd and cunning" weren't in his corner.

Blonde nod to Political Wire.


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