Today I thought of something interesting: Are there former Presidents of the US that were actually viewed as stupid or having low intelligence. Not just bad governing... beyond that. And if there were, who were they and what did they do (or not do) to earn such a reputation.
It would makes sense to then ask what the notion of having an idiot president actually does to the longstanding reputation of the country? It might be interesting to ask a history professor or find it in a book. Maybe if I get bored I'll head down to Powell's and poke around.
I'd assume there's been no president in the past that reminded the people of their retarded cousin (not France... Belgium) as much as our current Bu$h does.