As one would expect, this is a well-known hoax that
has been circulating for years on the Internet. A
discussion of these and other hoaxes in relation to
Bush and Clinton can be found here:
The real issue is why such obvious hoaxes seem to be
necessary and why they are so easily believed. World
famous scientists that no one has ever heard of and
institutes that have no telephone numbers seem to be
clues that this a hoax.
This is not a hoax. The Canadian Prime Minister (from
the party whose officials called Bush a moron in
public) recently made a speech on a military base to
mark the upcoming 60th anniversary of D-Day. Prime
Minister Martin noted twice in his prepared remarks
about the importance of the D-Day invasion of Norway.
This is apparently an indiscretion since he has
revealed this previously top-secret battle which led
to the victory in World War 2.
--- Peter Montgomery <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> From: Eric McLuhan
> Ever wonder why President Bush refers to the people
> of Greece as
> A report published Monday by the Lovenstein
> Institute of Scranton,
> Pennsylvania, detailed its findings of a four month
> study of the
> intelligence quotient of President George W. Bush.
> Since 1973, the Lovenstein Institute has published
> its research to the
> educational community on each new president, which
> includes the famous
> "IQ" report among others. There have been twelve
> presidents over the
> past 50 years, from F.D. Roosevelt to G.W. Bush, who
> were rated based on
> scholarly achievements:
> 1. Writings that they produced without aid of staff.
> 2. Their ability to speak with clarity, and several
> other psychological
> factors, which were then scored using the
> Swanson/Crain system of
> intelligence ranking.
> The study determined the following IQs of each
> president as accurate to
> within five percentage points.
> In order by presidential term:
> Franklin Delano Roosevelt [D] 142,
> Harry S. Truman [D] 132,
> Dwight David Eisenhower [R] 122
> John Fitzgerald Kennedy [D] 174,
> Lyndon Baines Johnson [D] 126,
> Richard Milhous Nixon [R] 155,
> Gerald R. Ford [R] 121,
> James Earle Carter [D] 175,
> Ronald Wilson Reagan [R] 105
> George Herbert Walker Bush [R] 98,
> William Jefferson Clinton [D] 182,
> George Walker Bush [R] 91
> In order of IQ rating:
> 182 . . William Jefferson Clinton [D]
> 175 . . James Earle Carter [D]
> 174 . . John Fitzgerald Kennedy [D]
> 155 . . Richard Milhous Nixon [R]
> 147 . . Franklin Delano Roosevelt [D]
> 132 . . Harry S. Truman [D]
> 126 . . Lyndon Baines Johnson [D]
> 122 . . Dwight David Eisenhower [R]
> 121 . . Gerald R. Ford [R]
> 105 . . Ronald Wilson Reagan [R]
> 098 . . George Herbert Walker Bush [R]
> 091 . . George Walker Bush [R]
> The six Republican presidents of the past 50 years
> had an average IQ of
> 115.5, with President Nixon having the highest at
> 155. President George
> W. Bush rated the lowest of all the Republicans with
> an IQ of 91.
> The six Democratic presidents of the past 50 years
> had an average IQ of
> 156, with President Clinton having the highest IQ,
> at 182. President
> Lyndon B. Johnson was rated the lowest of all the
> Democrats with an IQ
> of 126. No president other than Carter [D] has
> released his actual IQ
> Among comments made concerning the specific testing
> of President G.
> W.Bush, his low ratings are due to his apparently
> difficult command of
> the English language in public statements, his
> limited use of vocabulary
> [6,500 words for Bush versus an average of 11,000
> words for other
> presidents], his lack of scholarly achievements
> other than a basic MBA,
> and an absence of any body of work which could be
> studied on an
> intellectual basis.
> The complete report documents the methods and
> procedures used to arrive
> at these ratings, including depth of sentence
> structure and voice stress
> confidence analysis.
> "All the Presidents prior to George W. Bush had a
> least one book under
> their belt, and most had written several white
> papers during their
> education or early careers. Not so with President
> Bush," Dr. Lovenstein
> said. "He has no published works or writings, which
> made it more
> difficult to arrive at an assessment. We relied more
> heavily on
> transcripts of his unscripted public speaking."
> The Lovenstein Institute of Scranton Pennsylvania
> think tank includes
> high caliber historians, psychiatrists,
> sociologists, scientists in
> human behavior, and psychologists. Among their ranks
> are Dr. Werner R.
> Lovenstein, world-renowned sociologist, and
> Professor Patricia F.
> Dilliams, a world- respected psychiatrist.
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