Can being thought of as stupid, be seized upon as advantage?
Posted on 2015-01-03
“Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man, and our politicians take advantage of this prejudice by pretending to be even more stupid than nature made them.”
― Bertrand Russell, New Hopes for a Changing World
Can being thought stupid, be used to one's advantage?
Sample non-answer from Rick Perry, while adjusting eye-glasses:
“Running for the presidency is not an IQ test. It is a test of an individual’s resolve; it is a test of an individual’s philosophy; it is a test of an individual’s life experiences,”
"I think everybody has some margin of error. I've got less than other folks, but that's OK,"
Have you an example to contribute for others?
Would Palin's quest to be truthful about what going on at 1400 Pennsylvania Ave be applicable? Or acclaim to never having read newspaper or magazine?