Bush and the Elites
Via Fox’s Election HQ blog comes the following quip from President George W. Bush:
“I have written a book. This will come as a shock to some of the elites. They didn’t think I could read a book, much less write one,” Bush quipped.
First, not a bad line given the grief Bush received over his intellectual prowess.
Second, this hits a pet peeve of mine: i.e., people who are clearly elites talking about “elites” as if they don’t belong to said group. There is little more elite in the history of mankind than being President of the United States of America. Doubly so if one’s father was also President (with substantial bonus elite points for having a grandfather who was a Senator).