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    Sheffield, inclusiveheart

    George W. Bush told gigantic whoppers during the 2000 campaign and he has continued to tell them since.  Those who are particularly forgiving excuse this by explaining that Bush was too stupid to know he was saying impossible things. I am not particularly forgiving, I believe Bush is smarter than he lets on, and I also don't think it's possible that Bush didn't really know when he was lying about things like his service record.

    So while Bush is (or was) perceived as sincere by conservative Christians, and while he has been portrayed as sincere by the MSM, I do not think an objective assessment of his statements and actions can lead a reasonable informed person to that conclusion.

    A conscientious man would be cautious how he dealt in blood.

    by decon on Thu Feb 22, 2007 at 02:08:12 PM PST

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    •  We essentially agree - I definitely don't (0+ / 0-)

      think he is too stupid to understand what he is saying - I think I was trying to convey my sense that he sincerely believes in his lies and his insane ideas.  Sincerity being slightly different from truth because they don't always coincide.  There are people who sincerely believe that space aliens are going to come down and get them.  That doesn't make what they think true, but they are sincere in their belief.  I don't think that makes them stupid either.  A lot of times people like that are some of the "smartest" people you'll ever meet.  Misguided or wrong would be how I'd describe them.

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