DOESN’T THIS BAR SEEM LIKE IT’S SET KINDA LOW?….Atrios points to an article that says that when George Bush applied to the Texas National Guard in 1968 he scored only 25% on the pilot aptitude test, “the lowest acceptable grade.”

You only have to score 25% on an aptitude test to get trained as a jet pilot? That’s about the equivalent of a combined 700 on the SAT, barely enough to get a football player admitted to a local JC. This is kinda scary considering that ? theoretically anyway ? these guys might be flying planes in actual combat.

I wonder what real Air Force pilots think about this?