Here we have an exchange between Colin Powell and Congressman Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) at a congressional hearing a couple of days ago:

Brown: “Bush may have been AWOL from duty.”

Powell: “First of all, Mr. Brown, I won’t dignify your comments about the president because you don’t know what you are talking about.”

Brown: “I’m sorry I don’t know what you mean, Mr. Secretary.”

Powell [sharply]: “You made reference to the president.”

Notice how similar that is to this exchange from an episode of “The Simpsons”, which most people would take as evidence that Homer Simpson is utterly detached from reality:

Homer: “Did Frank Lloyd Wright have to deal with all this criticsm?”

Lisa: “Actually, Frank Lloyd Wright endured a lot of criticsm.”

Homer: “Look, I don’t even know who Frank Lloyd Wright is.”

Lisa: “You just said his name two seconds ago!”

Homer: “I was just putting words together!”

Separated at birth? You decide.

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