We all know that Canadians refer to our president as "moron in chief." In fact, many, many Americans use the term, moron, loosely to describe our president, also. Of course, we always get the retort, "Prove it?" by the "lemminged" Bush lovers. Now, I've been thinking about this for some time, and I think we can come up with some proofs that the man, if not a moron, he's a great actor. So this is how I figure it!
President Bush has a "danged" hard time reading and pronouncing big words. We all remember the moronic, "subliminable," when the word, subliminal, has been a household word since The Beatles pressing vinals.
I spent 34 years in the education business, and when I retired, I retired as the only Certified Gesell Examiner in my county. A Gesell examiner, using some developmental tasks, can come pretty darn close to a child's developmental age as compared to their chronological age. Now, I am not even suggesting that Bush needs a Gesell Developmental Test, but I would bet a hundred bucks that if we put Bush in a room with an electric typewriter and the task of writing a 500 word essay on, "What Happened In Iraq," we would get a paper that suggesting that Bush writes at about the 9th grade level.
"Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales" interviewing and then did all the scoring. Given that exam, it gives a professional a very important summary at what "Social Age" a person is functioning. The Vineland works for children and adults and is a mandated test for all Special Education students, who, by the way, these anti-public school, schools simply refuse to take.
Our own youngest daughter had serious Learning Disabilities and is and was probably the most tested child in Oklahoma. She didn't start talking until the age of 4 and then couldn't really be understood until she graduated from Kindergarten. Given an IQ test, though her IQ always scored between 115 to 125 - very convincingly an LD indicator.
A moron, if defined, would be anyone who has an IQ of 70 to 85 range. It is at the 8-12 year age when children become "adult fluent" in their speech patterns. Average students can speak big words easily, while LD students will be having trouble reading those words. Our daughter could say subliminal in a second, but on page, the written word, subliminal, would stub her tongue and switch off her brain. Incidentally, our daughter graduated from high school in the National and State Honor Society and easily passed the state certification test on becoming a professional beautician. But back to topic.
During one of Bush's last press conference, many asked him how the war on terror was going. Now, Bush has a big problem reading teleprompters and often has to stop and take a breath and make a double-effort at reading everything right. It is at press-time questioning that really defines his developmental age.
During one of the last conferences he uttered, "... there are those people out there who don't like people who loves freedom." I've seen the transcript of that conference and transcripts change his moronic speech. Of course, in the above example, the word "LOVES" should be replaced with "LOVE." Long, run-on sentences with unclear subjects, are really difficult for the 8 to 12 year olds. But as 12 year olds, students should be blessed with adult-like vocabularies, and, certainly, by 18 years old, the normal student should have no difficulties with syntax, ... subject/verb agreements. How does George W. Bush score on a verbal, age-developmental test? Not good. In fact, his speech is emblematic of an adolescent - a moron!
How about these?
"It sure are, ... it sure are... not to mention adults," Washington, D.C., Jan. 23, 2004
"... a parent can choose all kind of tutoring options, whether they be public or private. ..."
"Here's what we're going to do. We're going to continue to challenge the soft bigotry of low expectations, is what we're going to do."
"Laura and I's spirits are uplifted any time we go to a school that's working, ..."
" If you don't have high standards, you get lousy results, particularly in some neighborhoods. And that's unacceptable to a person like Lynn Swann and me." (The miss-use of me is a dead give away, ... when it comes to ones verbal development. I would expect to hear this in a Special Education setting.)