On The Daily Show last night, Jon Stewart played a clip of top DoJ attorney Monica Goodling’s testimony before the House on Wednesday. Famously, Goodling said that she’d plead the fifth if compelled to testify, so she was granted immunity in order to prevent her from doing so. And yet, in response to one question, she refused to answer, invoking her fifth amendment right to avoid incriminating herself. This woman, the attorney for our country’s attorney, knows so little about the law that she doesn’t understand that it’s not possible for her to incriminate herself when granted immunity.
Bush campaigned strongly against intellectualism, in favor of mediocrity (describing himself as a “C student” at Yale), and it looks like he’s carried through. And now our nation is run by mental midgets. Good job, Bush voters. 4:45pm Update: “Stormy” points out that The Daily Show is wrong. That said, the hiring of those of those Regent kids still makes my point that all of this is the fruits of anti-intellectualism.