Thursday, May 24, 2007

Sparrow Smarter than 30% of Americans

Today, as the president praised Gonzales, a bird crapped on him:

As President Bush took a question Thursday in the White House Rose Garden about scandals involving his Attorney General, he remarked, "I've got confidence in Al Gonzales doin' the job.

"Simultaneously, a sparrow flew overhead and left a splash on the President's sleeve, which Bush tried several times to wipe off.

Deputy White House Press Secretary Dana Perino promptly put the incident through the proper spin cycle, telling ABC News, "It was his lucky day...everyone knows that's a sign of good luck."

No Dana, that's the sign of a really smart bird. Heckuva job birdie (and this time that's appropriate). It's scary that a bird is more adept at recognizing and responding to, well, BS than 30% of our citizenry.

PostBlog: ThinkProgress has the video.