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1 comments | Monday, September 18, 2006

Starting with FDR, presidential IQ's have been estimated by the Lovenstein Institute. Bush scored the lowest based upon scholarly achievements, writings produced without the aid of staff, and ability to speak with clarity.

Update 9/19: Apparently the comment below is correct, the Lovenstein IQ report is a hoax. In the spirit of being able to laugh at my own stupidity I'll leave this up. I didn't read the commenter below's sources, but the most reputable news articles I could find on this are here and here...

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovenstein is a hoax.

http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/lovenstein.html

http://newsbusters.org/node/6575

http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/hoaxes/presiq.htm

Claim: According to a study by the Lovenstein Institute, President Bush has the lowest IQ of all presidents of past 50 years.

Status: False.


Origins: No,
this isn't a real news report, nor does it describe a real study. There isn't a "Lovenstein Institute" in Scranton, Pennsylvania (or anywhere else in the USA), nor do any of the people quoted in the story exist, because this is just another spoof that was taken too seriously.

The article quoted above began circulating on the Internet during the summer of 2001. In furtherance of the hoax, later that year pranksters thought to register www.lovenstein.org and erect a web site around it in an attempt to fool people into thinking there really was such an institute.

-snip

Speaking of IQ's, an ACTUAL study shows that Bush's IQ is higher than John Kerry's:

http://www.vdare.com/Sailer/kerry_iq_lower.htm

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/24/politics/campaign/24points.html?ex=1256356800&en=50a1bcbb16e7cf21&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland

12:44 PM

 

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