Friday, November 12, 2004

SHIRLEY MANSON QUESTIONS AMERICAN'S INTELLIGENCE: Not all Americans, of course, just the thirty per cent or so who voted for Bush. And realsing that they're a little skittish and, well, slightly less able to cope with processing complex thoughts1, she's attempted to explain it's possible to love a nation while not loving its president:

"I saw a chart detailing the average IQ of each of the 50 states and how they voted. All the states with the highest IQ voted for (JOHN) KERRY. All the states at the bottom of the chart voted for Bush.

"Right smack bang in the middle of the chart were Virginia and Wisconsin, each bearing an average IQ of 100. Needless to say one voted for Kerry (Go Wisconsin!) and one voted for Bush. Don't you think that's fascinating?

"A lot of Americans are so fearful that they refuse to take a chance on new leadership and that they are unable to distinguish the enormous difference between Al-Qaida and Iraq.

"I love America. It's a wonderful, beautiful country that has been so good to me. It changed my life and I love it deeply and unequivocally, but it is at times like these that I find it so very hard to understand."

1 - for example, a poll prior to the election found that 75% of Republican voters still believed there were WMD in Iraq, despite even Bush admitting that there weren't any