...we find that experts who are competent to judge--mathematicians, scientists, historians--each in their own departments of learning are usually more correct than the man in the street.."
I asked the President what he thought about this, here an actual transcript of what he said:
George Bush : Heh, heh, I think experts are okay ever onced in awhile but I like to go with my gut. Like you take that stem cell stuff, now all the so-called expert scientists don't like it when I tell them I don't get it. I don't get it why we've got to mess with God's creation. It's so beautiful. So I sure don't listen to the experts on that. And all the history folks got my dad to call me up and "warn me" about going full bore into Iraq, but see, there you are, they're experts and I go with my gut. Just like that global warming, hell, the summer's always seem hotter as you get older, just ask my mom. And don't get me started on New Math.
Joe: And have you ever read anything by Arthur Schlesinger?
George Bush: Who?
Joe: Would you like to say a few words about your clear vision for victory in Iraq?
George Bush: Nope, I've got a whole lot of folks pushing on that pump handle, ask my new press guy, Pretty Boy, he'll tell you.
Joe: Well, I just wanted you to know that we, the American people, are behind you in your heroic efforts to free Iraq from tyranny by a full 32 percent!!
George Bush: Oh, I don't listen to them either.