Thursday, October 16, 2008

How ignorant are we?

Polictically, we as a country are pretty ignorant. A recent survey asked a broad spectrum of American voters three basic questions.

  1. Which party is in control of the U.S. House of Representatives?

  2. Name the U.S. Secretary of State

  3. Name the U.K. Prime Minister

I was not that impressed by the fact that I easily got all three questions correct. I was really unimpressed by the number of those surveyed who got all three answers right: 18%. Wow! We really are a nation of dolts. It's no wonder that we elect the people we do. We don't know anything about them, regardless of how much media surrounds them. We simply refuse to pay attention to any information out there, good/bad or right/wrong.

It really is all about sound bites, smiles, and crowd appeal.

BTW, in case your wondering: Democrat, Condoleezza Rice, and Gordon Brown.

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