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  •  he's faking (none)
    this doesn't show that he's getting dumber -- it shows that he's pretending to be dumb to "relate" to "regular folks." remember that he got nailed in his 1978 congressional campaign for saying he'd never been on a farm before. he vowed never to look like an east coast college boy again.

    He's not dumb -- he's smart enough to know when to look dumb. Please read the Dumb Theory:

    •  "Act like a Dumbshit (none)
      ...and they'll treat you as an equal."--J.R. "bob" Dobbs
    •  Dumb is in the eye of the beholder. (none)
      I'd agree that he's cunning, but I don't think he's the sharpest tool in the shed by a long shot.

      "An election is coming. Universal peace is declared and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry." -T.S. Eliot

      by segmentis on Mon Oct 11, 2004 at 07:04:27 AM PDT

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    •  I disagree (4.00)
      While he definitely does employ that fake-farmboy bullshit a lot of the time, this performance wasn't one of those instances.

      If he was taking that angle, he would have been ingratiating, making with the jokes and homespun Tex-isms.  He would have seemed charming and relaxed (for people dumb enough to buy that shit, anyway).

      Instead he came off like a bitchy, menopausal church secretary being drilled about the mysterious disappearance of the Spring Fling bakesale proceeds.

      You tell me that it's gospel, but I know that it's only church--Tom Waits

      by Flagstaff Ian on Mon Oct 11, 2004 at 07:21:34 AM PDT

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