You, sir, are an ass. (office #)
Vox weighs in on the perennial incompetence/malevolence debate firmly, taking a strong stand for idiocracy theory. Matt Yglesias points out that not only has DJ been criminally ignorant, he’s so dim he doesn’t even know enough to hide his ignorance. He’s in a constant state of shock at how complicated things like health care, foreign policy and macro economics have proven to be. Who knew, right?
Worse yet, even as he seems to be moderating some campaign positions under influence from the slightly less irrational wing of his advisory team, he still displays what we might call a metacognitive deficit–not knowing what he doesn’t know or how to learn it.