Rove: Sonia Sotomayor isn't necessarily smart, but George W. Bush isMay 27, 2009 2:03 PM EDT ››› JAMISON FOSER
Karl Rove - the genius who sent his candidate to an un-winnable state in the closing days of the closest presidential race in American history - isn't sure Sonia Sotomayor is smart.
Rove explains: "I know lots of stupid people who went to Ivy League schools."
You might assume Rove was referring to a certain former boss of his who attended Yale and Harvard Business School. But, as Think Progress notes, Rove has previously pointed to George W. Bush's graduation from those schools as evidence of his intelligence.
So, let's get this straight: George W. Bush got into Yale because his rich daddy and his Senator granddaddy both went there. While at Yale, Bush compiled an unspectacular academic record. Karl Rove says that's evidence Bush is smart. Sonia Sotomayor went from the projects of the South Bronx to Princeton University, where she won the school's highest academic prize. Karl Rove says that doesn't mean she's smart.
I'm starting to think nobody should ever listen to anything Karl Rove has to say.