Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Mike Beschloss, Don Imus, and Barack Obama's IQ

Here's a link to the audio. The IQ exchange comes at the end of the clip.

It's good to start the day off with a laugh. This one still makes me laugh every time I hear it.

Why would a supposedly bright man like Michael Beschloss say something so utterly ridiculous?

He has no idea what Obama's IQ is but he, as the expert, is telling the audience that it's "off the charts."

What else does Beschloss put out there as fact that's pure fabrication?

What an embarrassment for Beschloss!



In case the video disappears again, here's the transcript, from Bride of Rove:

Historian Michael Beschloss: Yeah. Even aside from the fact of electing the first African American President and whatever one’s partisan views this is a guy whose IQ is off the charts — I mean you cannot say that he is anything but a very serious and capable leader and — you know — You and I have talked about this for years …

Imus: Well. What is his IQ?

Historian Michael Beschloss: … our system doesn’t allow those people to become President, those people meaning people THAT smart and THAT capable

Imus: What is his IQ?

Historian Michael Beschloss: Pardon?

Imus: What is his IQ?

Historian Michael Beschloss: Uh. I would say it’s probably - he’s probably the smartest guy ever to become President.

Imus: That’s not what I asked you. I asked you what his IQ was.

Historian Michael Beschloss: You know that I don’t know and I’d have to find someone with more expertise …

Imus: You don’t know.

Historian Michael Beschloss: What do YOU think it is?

Imus: I don’t know. Well mine is 164. I don’t know what that means but it’s a little higher than normal I guess.

Historian Michael Beschloss: Well it’s way beyond genius which does not surprise me.

Imus: It surprised a lot of people when we took it.

Historian Michael Beschloss: Well it doesn’t surprise me.


Anonymous said...

google "michael beschloss iq"

in the news section.

as if it never happened.

Mary said...

I guess Google is Obama-friendly.