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Jim Bow
10-06-2017, 12:57 PM
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report (https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report))—Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos offered a spirited defense of her boss’s intelligence on Friday, bluntly asking reporters, “Would a moron hire me?”
“My intelligence can be very intimidating,” DeVos said. “And if Donald Trump was a moron, he would not want to be around people who are intelligenter than him.”
As evidence that Trump does not feel inferior around highly intelligent people, DeVos singled out other members of Trump’s Cabinet. "Leave me out of it for a second,” she said. “If Donald Trump was such a blithering idiot, why would he have hired Rick Perry?”
“Jared Kushner is also super smart,” she added. “He doesn’t even work on Saturdays because he’s a Jewish person and whatnot, but he doesn’t have to because of his huge brain and all. He’s so smart I have a nickname for him. I call him Smart Jared.”
Arguing that only a “very smart person would hire such very smart persons,” DeVos said, “Think about it. Rick Perry, Jared Kushner, and me. Wouldn’t Donald Trump have to be pretty smart to hire four people like that?”

John of Phoenix
10-06-2017, 12:59 PM
“My intelligence can be very intimidating.”

Where have we heard THAT before?

:D LMAO :D

Chip-skiff
10-06-2017, 02:04 PM
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report (https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report))—Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos offered a spirited defense of her boss’s intelligence on Friday, bluntly asking reporters, “Would a moron hire me?”

“My intelligence can be very intimidating,” DeVos said. “And if Donald Trump was a moron, he would not want to be around people who are intelligenter than him.”

Only a dolt would say "intelligenter."

You do understand that the Borowitz Report is satire?

S.V. Airlie
10-06-2017, 02:13 PM
One who contributed to your campaign would hire you Ms. DeVos. Proof is in the pudding.

JimD
10-06-2017, 02:16 PM
From the files of 'You couldn't make this stuff up'.

Tom Wilkinson
10-06-2017, 02:16 PM
Only a dolt would say "intelligenter."

You do understand that the Borowitz Report is satire?

That's what makes it such good satire. I wouldn't be surprised if she actually used that word, even though I know she didn't. Borowitz is great lately.

John of Phoenix
10-06-2017, 02:18 PM
That's what makes it such good satire. I wouldn't be surprised if she actually used that word, even though I know she didn't. Borowitz is great lately.At a time when satire is damn near impossible.

Todd D
10-06-2017, 02:24 PM
Add one word and slightly rearrange the title to make it more accurate - "ONLY a moron would have hired me."

John Smith
10-06-2017, 02:24 PM
Truth is, only one moron nominated her. A bunch of them confirmed her.

I may be a bit old fashioned, but I like to think people who apply for jobs should have some basic qualifications.

TomF
10-06-2017, 02:25 PM
At a time when satire is damn near impossible.Exactly. This administration is really tough on the comedy industry.

Jim Bow
10-06-2017, 02:33 PM
Is posting a Borowitz a form of troll? I'm a bit surprised that don't recognize that name yet.

John Smith
10-06-2017, 02:42 PM
At the moment, morons are in control. Wonder if our founders envisioned this sort of thing.

JimD
10-06-2017, 02:47 PM
Later DeVos tweeted: The four of us have a combined IQ of almost twice that of the last president. How's that for intelligenter?

Nicholas Scheuer
10-06-2017, 02:50 PM
If Devos is so smart, how come she sounds like a moron?

Tom Wilkinson
10-06-2017, 02:58 PM
Later DeVos tweeted: The four of us have a combined IQ of almost twice that of the last president. How's that for intelligenter?

:D:d

Canoez
10-06-2017, 03:02 PM
You do understand that the Borowitz Report is satire?

Of late, Borowitz is a little too close to reality.

Garret
10-06-2017, 04:16 PM
Of late, Borowitz is a little too close to reality.

One of the things that makes him so good.

Though I get your meaning...

Shang
10-07-2017, 01:48 PM
At the moment, morons are in control. Wonder if our founders envisioned this sort of thing.

There is a solution.
Remember this story?

"The Marching Morons" is a science fiction (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science_fiction) story by American writer Cyril M. Kornbluth (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyril_M._Kornbluth), originally published in Galaxy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galaxy_Science_Fiction) in April 1951. It was included in The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume Two (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Science_Fiction_Hall_of_Fame,_Volume_Two) after being voted one of the best novellas up to 1965.
The story is set hundreds of years in the future: the date is 7-B-936. John Barlow, a man from the past put into suspended animation (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suspended_animation) by a freak accident involving a dental drill and anesthesia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anesthesia), is revived in this future. The world seems mad to Barlow until Tinny-Peete explains the Problem of Population: due to a combination of intelligent people not having children and excessive breeding by less intelligent people (see Fertility and intelligence (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fertility_and_intelligence)), the world is full of morons, with the exception of an elite few who work slavishly to keep order. Barlow, who was a shrewd real estate con man in his day, has a solution to sell to the elite, in exchange for being made World Dictator.

(Read the rest in Wikipedia.)