See, I’m not the only one saying this about our elected officials(!)…
Could it be that Mr. Obama’s “superior intellect” is a myth created by journalists to mask what may be the thinnest resume of anyone ever elected president? An example of puffery is the description of Mr. Obama as a former “professor of constitutional law.” Mr. Obama was a part time instructor at the University of Chicago law school, without the title or status of professor. And, according to blogger Doug Ross, he wasn’t very popular with the real professors.
“I spent some time with the highest tenured faculty member at Chicago Law a few months back,” Mr. Ross wrote in March 2010. “According to my professor friend, [Obama] had the lowest intellectual capacity in the building. … The other professors hated him because he was lazy, unqualified.”
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The analysis was done by the Sunlight Foundation, a nonprofit group based in Washington D.C. that specializes in government transparency projects. The group has been around since 2006, but for the first time this year, it analyzed the complexity of speech by members on the floor of the U.S. House and Senate since the mid-nineties.
The project highlighted several tidbits, but most notably that the overall speaking level of Congress has declined from an 11.5 grade level in 2005 to 10.6 in 2011.