Sunday, January 7, 2018
Who's A Genius?
We cats are a little surprised, and yet not surprised.
A statistical algorithm established by the University of California Davis has determined that the biggest genius to have held the office of the Presidency is John Quincy Adams. Wow — okay. We won't quibble with that, since there are so few Adams advocates left alive who would argue the point.
However, we heartily endorse the remaining findings: The next-big geniuses to have occupied the office of President are Thomas Jefferson, John F. Kennedy and Bill Clinton.
YEAH. Yes, we know that Jefferson was a slave holder — but even so, he managed to become the author of our language on democracy, period. JFK, we knew, was a fabulous writer. If his brother hadn't died in World War II, he probably would have become a journalist. Let's put it this way: His letters to Inga Arvad are the stuff of literature. We cats learned to love Jack Kennedy when we read them.
Bill Clinton? Goodness gracious, we always knew that Bill was brilliant. Why else would we forgive his other transgressions?
Here's the thing. If you're smart, we're willing to cut you a bunch of slack. Talk to us about the rest. We cats PURR.