As dumb as they seem?
I include all the appointed bureaucrats such as all the Secretaries of This and That- and especially Ben Bernanke. Ignorance must truly be bliss.
But, anyway, either they are all really, really dumb, or they are smart enough to appear to be dumb. Judging by the actions they take and the things they advocate I have a hard time accepting that premise.
I'll try to not underestimate them if I have to avoid them or deal with them, but it is still pretty hard to accept that they may not be as dumb as they seem. What amazes me the most is how many people- statists, anyway- don't see it, but instead praise these clowns for their "wisdom".
If that's "wisdom" or "intelligence" I want no part of it.