Juan Williams charges that Sarah Palin is “not on same ‘intellectual stage’ as Obama”. Yeah, well, I hope not.
Barack Obama, you see, is a pretender. From a former colleague who actually likes Obama but is very forthright in his assessment of the former Community Organizer. This Obama-Isn’t-Smart-He’s-Just-Pretending revelation might interest Juan Williams and anyone else who is still swimming around in the delusion that Barry Soetoro is a genius.
Below is a snippet from the transcript of a an interview with Richard Epstein who is the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago. There are additional links which provide invaluable insight into the the poseur that is Barack Obama, offered by someone who knew him well. I chose the small segment below considering the coverage the Juan Williams comment about Obama’s supposed ‘intellect’ is receiving. Please do click through and read the whole thing (HT Instapundit).
Richard Epstein Discusses Barack Obama
Robinson: You are quoted in the Boston Globe, “I like Obama but I reject the suggestion that he is an intellectual. He is an activist merely mimicking the mannerisms of an intellectual.” How good is Obama’s mind?
Epstein: His mind is pretty good, but it is a clever “means-ends” mind. He has never written a scholarly article in his entire life.
Robinson: He was President of the Harvard Law Review but never wrote an article.
Epstein: If he did, it was unsigned and not academically significant.
Robinson: Would you ever give him tenure at the University of Chicago Law School?
Epstein: No, no, no…
More evidence from Whitney in Comments on the Let’s-Hope-Sarah-Palin-Is-Not-on-the-Same-Intellectual-Level-as-Obama front: