One key feature of most people who are total idiots is despite all outward evidence they view their mental stature as “above average” at worst, and “exceptional” at the most. Chris Mathews is one of those people who really don’t have a lot of equipment in the ‘ol attic, but find themselves BLINDINGLY intelligent.
Hotair ties it all together with this quote.
This from a man who on October 2, 2008, shortly before that evening’s Vice Presidential debate, said of Palin:
“Is this [vice presidential debate] about her brain power?… Do you think cute will beat brains?…Do you think she’d do better on the questions on Jeopardy! or the interview they do during a half-time?…My suspicion is that she has the same lack of intellectual curiosity that the President of the United States has right now and that is scary!”
Then on January 12, 2010:
They find these empty vessels who know nothing about the world! Nothing about foreign policy! Who immediately begin to spout the neo-con line. I read her book — it’s full of that crap….It’s unbelievable how little this woman knows!…Don’t put her on Jeopardy!”
And again on November 2, 2010:
“Senator, do you think Sarah Palin is qualified to be President of the United States?…If she were on Jeopardy! right now and the topic was national government, American government generally defined, would she look like an imbecile, or would she look okay? Does she know anything?”
And finally on January 19, 2011:
“I’d like to see her on just a couple of episodes of Celebrity Jeopardy! or It’s Academic Mac McGarry to just see if she knows anything.”
Heh, that would hurt if he wasn’t so divorced from reality. He’s probably either patting himself on the back pointing out that those dumbed-down questions were “really hard ones”, or more likely telling himself he was the winner.