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amandabeech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-11-04 11:26 AM
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70. If the actual Aug. 6 PDB was 11 and 1/2 pages long,
and that 11 and 1/2 pages was a long memo for the Shrub, then the placement of these 1 and 1/2 pages within the longer memo would be crucial. If it were at the beginning, then there is a chance that Shrub was still paying attention, that is if he were actually reading it. If the AQ section was at the end, forget it. Shrub didn't read it or if his eyes actually moved over the page, nothing sunk in. How many "People's" magazines actually have 11 and 1/2 pages, even interspersed with juicy photos?

It has been reported that Shrub gets much of his information through a multidisciplinary approach, or by simply having things read to him. As governor of TX, he frequently asked for 10-15 minute oral summaries of much longer memos. If this were being read to him, especially if the reading were interspersed with a little questioning (dream on), then material going over the 10-15 minute limit would have a less likely chance of imprinting itself into the Shrub brain.
There is a discussion of the Shrub's information gathering situation in a thread here in GD yesterday.

If a pResident cannot intake and process a satisfactory amount of information per day, etc., to understand what is going on in a very complex world and national situation, then he or she simply cannot carry out his or her duties in a satisfactory way.

I don't think that a president necessarily needs to be the astonishing knowledge sponge that Clinton was, but there is a minimum for effective functioning below which Shrub seems to fall.
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