By John W. Lillpop
Liberal media spin masters, in cahoots with the Democrat Party, have always alleged that Bill Clinton is the smartest man in Washington, perhaps the entire planet.
According to these pillars of wisdom, Clinton may in fact be the most intelligent being to have ever lived, apparently including Jesus Christ, and excepting only Franklin Roosevelt, Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin, and Hillary.
The fact that Clinton became ensnared in a sordid affair with a subordinate intern in the White House at the exact same time that his alleged sexual harassment of Paula Jones was being investigated by a special prosecutor and hostile U.S. Congress does not matter.
The fact that Clinton was impeached for perjury and obstruction of justice does not matter.
The fact that Clinton was disbarred from practicing law in Arkansas and prohibited from arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court because of perjury and obstruction of justice does not matter.
The fact that Clinton avoided serving in the U.S. military, but protested America’s involvement in the Vietnam War on foreign soil does not matter.
The fact that Clinton refused to take Osama bin Laden into custody on two separate occasions does not matter.
The fact that Clinton destroyed morale in the U.S. military by implementing the “Don’t ask, Don’t Tell” policy to protect homosexuals does not matter.
The fact that Clinton made “Don’t ask, don’t tell” the first item on his agenda after taking office does not matter.
The fact that Clinton chose to pardon several unsavory characters in the final hours of his term in office does not matter.
The fact that Clinton attempted to ram socialized health care down the throats of the American people by assigning the project to a non-elected, nonmedical ally—his wife Hillary—does not matter.
The fact that Clinton did irreparable harm to an entire generation of American youth by pretending that oral copulation is not really sex does not matter.
The fact that Clinton promoted a reckless, irresponsible attitude toward marital fidelity, promiscuity, and family values does not matter.
The fact that Clinton failed to provide an honorable and decent role model for America’s impressionable youth does not matter.
Despite all his unintelligent behavior, leftists still regard Clinton as “too smart to measure” when it comes to IQ points. On a “brilliance” scale of 1 to 10, liberals always score Clinton as a 20 or 30.
But given Clinton’s performance on Fox News recently, one suspects that his image as a genius may be subjected to some serious second thinking, even by dedicated leftists. In that interview with Chris Wallace, Clinton came across as small-minded, petty, and silly.
For instance, Clinton attempted to claim that President Bush should have accomplished in eight months what Clinton himself did not do in eight years—namely, put Osama bin Laden out of business. How in the world can a person of “superior intelligence” even utter something so illogical and nonsensical?
Clinton’s emotional outburst on Fox News, including the squinted eyes, pursed lips, purple face, wagging finger, and other intimidating body language bring back memories of his performance(s) when he forcefully asserted “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky.”
A person gifted with exceptional intelligence would probably not repeat the mistakes Clinton made in 1998.
Which leads one to question: Just How “Slick” Is Bill Clinton?
John W. Lillpop is a recovering liberal.