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In a Multiple Choice World, Bush Fails the Test of Leadership

01/02/2008 01:23 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

On the eve of Iowa, here's a thought for helping choose our next president. A simple tie-breaker for those still on the fence. Let's pick someone who can handle a pop quiz where you have to fill in the blanks.

The current occupant of the Oval Office can't even handle multiple choice tests. Look at almost any decision Bush has made while in office, and you'll see that he has consistently chosen an answer that turned out to be wrong. He was wrong on Iraq, wrong on Iran, wrong on Katrina, wrong on energy policy, wrong on global warming, wrong on the environment, wrong on children's health care, wrong on No Child Left Behind, wrong about Putin, wrong on torture, wrong on warrantless wiretapping... wrong, wrong, wrong.

Faced with the multiple choices of who to back in Pakistan, Bush tried to pick e) All of the Above -- and you see where that has left us.

Bush, the Yalie with the C-average, is only able to handle True or False questions. He always picks False and hopes he'll be right 50% of the time. But flipping a coin is no way to run a country.

Next time, let's elect someone who actually knows the right answers, and doesn't feel compelled to cheat off the Dick sitting next to him.