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Egalitarian Donating Member (379 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-05-04 11:48 PM
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What would happen if Kerry challenged Bush to an IQ test?
Or a personality disorder battery (series of tests)?

Unfortantely BushCo would probably spin this as an elitist ploy and would never submit to it.

But, I relish the thought of what the results would show.

Imagine Kerry in a commercial saying, "Mr. Bush, many experts have conveyed serious concerns about your intelligence and psychological stability. There is a great need for intelligence and psychological stability for whomever presides over our great nation. I challenge you to a serious of tests to help American voters determine who might best lead this country. I anxiously await your acceptance or excuse."

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sir_captain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-05-04 11:51 PM
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1. IQ tests are stupid
but that said, Kerry would kick his ass
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Egalitarian Donating Member (379 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-05-04 11:53 PM
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2. I think they're pretty valueless too, but
most 'merikans don't.
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sir_captain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-05-04 11:55 PM
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4. quite true
we certainly do live in a culture that values its standardized testing. not that i think any more highly of the tracking systems employed in most of the rest of the world.
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-05-04 11:55 PM
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3. The reich-wingers would spin it by
saying that the test was created by a bunch of pointy-headed, godless liberal elites. That the test was nothing more than a feeble attempt by the left to discredit the greatest mind to ever occupy the WH.

BTW, I agree with poster #1. IQ tests are only one of many ways of measuring IQ and intellect. The book,"The Seven Kinds of Smart" comes to mind.
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LDS Jock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-05-04 11:57 PM
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would he take it alone
or would cheney take it with him?
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Another Bill C. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-05-04 11:57 PM
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5. According to his Yale transcript,
Edited on Thu May-06-04 12:02 AM by Another Bill C.
Bush placed at the 71st percentile in his CEEB. This test at that time is considered a valid intelligence test by American Mensa which requires a score in the 98th percentile or better.

http://www.us.mensa.org/join_mensa/testscores.php3
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Mattforclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:19 AM
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10. When you take into account the schooling he had available to him
that's not so impressive. It's not that impressive anyway, especially for someone who wants to be PRESIDENT.
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atre Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:16 AM
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12. It's also pre-crack and booze
nm
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punpirate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:01 AM
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6. Bush would demand that...
... Diebold do the scoring....

Cheers.
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Zan_of_Texas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:06 AM
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7. Um, who would be scoring it?
Diebold? Or Arthur Andersen?
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Zan_of_Texas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:07 AM
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8. x-post
Hey punpirate! You just barely beat me to it! Great minds think alike.
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Mattforclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:17 AM
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9. That would be great
hahahaha
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:20 AM
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11. He should challenge him to Irish Stand-down, or Rochambeau...
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OneBlueSky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 03:12 AM
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13. the proverbial "battle of wits with an unarmed opponent" . . . n/t
.
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Spirochete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:00 AM
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14. Bush would ask
how to spell IQ
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