I don?t know if the question was asked with a snicker or not but in
true researcher fashion I?ll assume you really wanted to know the
answer and approach it that way:
The short answer is ?No?. George W. Bush is not mentally retarded?or
even mildly so.
George W. Bush graduated high school, passed the entrance exam and
graduated Yale, passed the entrance exam and joined the military where
he passed additional very tough exams to become a fighter pilot
(something only a small percentage of all those who even attempt
actually qualify for). He was an executive in the oil industry, owned
and managed a professional baseball team with a multi-million dollar
budget, and became Governor of Texas and eventually President of the
Now I didn?t examine him nor will we see a physician?s report
detailing the matter, but these are clearly not typical achievements
of a ?mildly?, or even ?slightly? retarded individual.
George W. Bush was quoted as describing himself as a ?C Student? in
TIME Magazine?s Jay Carney?s editorial article here:
"To those of you who received honors, awards and distinctions, I say,
'Well done,'" he told Yale graduates before breaking into a grin. "To
the 'C' students, I say, 'You, too, can be president of the United
Here is what is reported to be a copy of his college transcript ? and,
as it turns out, sure enough, he was.
Could a mildly retarded person graduate high school? Sure
Could some use unscrupulous means to get a mildly retarded person
admitted to Yale and see to it that he gradated with a ?C? average? No
likely, but possible I suppose.
Could a mildly retarded person become President? Perhaps.
Would ANY military in the world allow a mildly retarded person to fly
their multi-million dollar airplanes? ABSOLUTELY NOT!
He has a poor command of the English language and he is a
stereotypical southerner, neither of which project a Mensa quality
individual or make him out to be an intellectual fireball, but he is
by no means mentally retarded. Jimmy Carter suffered the same
stereotype but his IQ was said to be as high as 176 at the time he
took office, which would place him among the greatest intellectuals
ever to hold the office. If anything, George Bush clearly has a better
than average intelligence. How high that really is in terms of IQ
figures, we?ll probably never know for sure.
Articles you may read online about President Bush?s ?low IQ? are
confirmed hoaxes and have no substance or basis in fact whatsoever:
It is probably true that George W Bush occasionally makes statements
or decisions which lead some people to wonder where his brain IS but I
don?t anyone can present irrefutable proof that it is damaged.
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