I’m curious to see who’s smarter: George W. Bush…. or Owen. The President of the United States, or a four year old. The Leader of the Free World, or the kid who eats his own boogers.
I have taken some popular Bushisms and then countered those with a set of questions asked of my four year old during an impromptu interview.
Let’s see who is more interesting:
#1. Where does the United States get the vast majority of our imports from?
Bush:”The vast majority of our imports come from outside the country.”
Owen: “An import is when we get something from another country.”
#2.What happens if we don’t succeed in our attempts to complete a task?
Bush: “If we don’t succeed, we run the risk of failure.”
Owen: “We buy money.”
#3. When would be a time that you considered yourself to have made good judgements?
Bush: “I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good judgments in the future.”
Owen: “When I didn’t fall in the toilet.”
#4. What do you stand by?
Bush: “I stand by all the misstatements that I’ve made.”
Owen: “A ladder.”
#5. What is it that is harming our environment?
Bush: “It isn’t pollution that’s harming the environment. It’s the impurities in our air and water that are doing it.”
Owen: “Big fish who eat smaller fish.”
#6. What question is rarely asked?
Bush: “Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?”
Owen: “No one ever asks if a question can’t be asked.”
#7. Finish this statement: Fool me once, shame on you…. fool me twice________
Bush:”There’s an old saying in Tennessee — I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can’t get fooled again.”
Owen: “and I will hit you with a ball.”
#8. Tell me about our enemies.
Bush: “Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.”
Owen: “My enemy is Matthew and I am Spiderman and I am going to kick his butt when he gets home from school because he’s a bad guy.”
#9. What’s hard to do?
Bush: “I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family.”
Owen: “It is hard to eat the beans.”
#10. What kind of people should be give extra time and attention to?
Bush: “You can fool some of the people all the time, and those are the ones you want to concentrate on.”
Owen: “The little babies.”
Hmmmm….. this one is tough. I’m not sure who’s more intelligent and thought-provoking, Georgie Boy or Owen. So, I have decided to give our President more of a challenge and pit him against an 8 year old. As soon as Matthew gets home from school, the interview will be on. I will ask him the same questions I have asked Owen and we shall see what he has to say. Which could be a lot.
Or, maybe to be fair to Dubya, I’ll give the boy harder questions and see how he measures up against our Commander in Chief. As it’s known by most, Matthew actually has pretty strong opinions and viewpoints about world issues when compared to most eight year olds.
At any rate, it will be interesting to see the outcome.