Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Is Bob Herbert Mentally Retarded?

And if he is, why is he writing for The New York Times and why can't the Gray Lady spare an editor to make sure that columns that feature this abysmal level of stupidity never see print? Bob Herbert has actually written a column complaining that military recruiters don't spend enough time telling potential recruits about the dangers of serving in the military.

Herbert writes:
So here's a question: Should people who are being recruited into the armed forces be told the truth about the risks they are likely to face if they agree to sign up and put on a uniform?
So here's the answer, Bob: anyone that stupid wouldn't qualify for military service, though utter, boneheaded stupidity doesn't seem to be a bar to writing for The New York Times.

Via The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler.