“Are You Smart Enough to be President of the United States?”


Via Jedediah Bila at Breitbart News

I can’t stop laughing right now. Why? Because I just watched a clip of MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt interviewing Governor Rick Perry. She actually asked him, “And are you smart enough to be President of the United States?”

Are you laughing now too?

What kind of preposterous question is that? No, really. Think about it for a second. First of all, how do you expect someone to answer such a ridiculous question? “Well, Kasie, I’m really not sure if I’m smart enough”? Come on, man.

Secondly, why are you asking him that? Is Hillary going to get the same line of questioning? Can you imagine Kasie Hunt sitting with Hillary Clinton and asking, “Hillary, are you smart enough to be President of the United States?”

No, you can’t. Because a) it would be idiotic and b) it would never happen.

If you book a successful governor on your show, show some respect by asking decent, tough questions. Otherwise, it’s embarrassing. For you. And hard to watch.

P.S.—Kudos to Rick Perry for not laughing in her face and giving a great answer: “Running for the presidency’s not an IQ test. It is a test of an individual’s resolve, it’s a test of an individual’s philosophy, it’s a test of an individual’s life experiences. And I think Americans are really ready for a leader that will give them a great hope about the future.”

Good for you, Rick. I would’ve had far too much fun with Kasie’s question if it had come my way.

Jedediah Bila is co-host of “Outnumbered” on Fox News at 12pm ET. She is an author, columnist, and Fox News Contributor. Follow Jedediah on Twitter @JedediahBila.

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5 years ago

Sarah Palin comes to mind with this discussion. Smart enough to be the governor of the largest and probably the most complicated state in the union, she was dismissed by the left for not being smart enough or having enough experience; and then there was Obama????????????

6 years ago

I am reminded of the last presidential debates and again wonder why conservatives bother with commie organs. I can’t recall the last time a D allowed themselves to be interviewed by a known conservative and I mean well known names; either governors or presidential contenders. The more progressive the mind, the more you see the worship of parts. They idolize segments of the creation, in this case seperating out raw intellect, which they assume perry lacks and are then able to marginalize him. The best example of this was Bill Clinton. Remember? It didn’t matter that he lacked character. To them he was ‘smart’ so they swooned.

Tom Beene
6 years ago

Whether one is smart enough to be president is not the question. However the advisers to the president must be smart also. In the current administration as I view different events, I observe no real intelligence in either the presidential role or the roles of his advisers.
People bash Bush, but at least he did have a team of sensible advisers and not some ghetto ideological minded hood rats.

6 years ago

The real question should be … “Are YOU devious enough to be President of the United States, like Barack Obama?”

Roger Ameden
6 years ago

lets see, I got 4.0 out of College, and 4.0 out of my MBA. Let’s compare that with President Obama. He got, hmmm… Hmmm… Oh gee, I don’t remember. Someone help me here.

Smokey Behr
6 years ago

The picture is Jedediah Bila.

Rick Perry should have said, “Apparently you’re not smart enough to be a reporter, because that’s the dumbest question I’ve ever heard.”

Gerald Jennings
6 years ago

Not only is she smart, but if that picture is representative, she may be the most gorgeous woman in the media!

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