Scott Walker and the life of the mind

Walker’s ineffable brilliance makes him a mental giant among Republicans.


Someone who spent almost four years in college but wound up a year short of the credits needed to graduate because he was more interested in student politics than in studying and dropped out with a 2.59 GPA (i.e., as a B-/C+ student) and who as a grown-up politician doesn’t count the search for truth as among the functions of a university, elects to “punt” when asked whether he believes in evolution by natural selection but later offers an incomprehensible mumble about the compatibility of science and faith.

Bonus surprise: this record of uninterrupted brilliance makes him a leading candidate for the Republican nomination for President.