Thursday, February 02, 2006

For the past five years, America has been led by a president who is clearly not up to the job — a man who is not just inarticulate, but lacking in judgment, intelligence, integrity, charisma or staying power. Yet America as a nation seems to be stronger, more prosperous and self-confident than ever.


Why does America’s prosperity and self-confidence seem to bear so little relationship to the competence of its government? The obvious answer is that America, founded on a libertarian theory of minimal government, has always had low expectations of politicians.

Of course! That must be the reason. Because we all know that Bush is an incompetent idiot, not like those wonderful European leaders.

ADDENDUM: Of course, other than the mindless Bush-bashing in the beginning, I think the article actually makes a fair point.