Only in Foxland (via Politico‘s Caitlin McDevitt):

Is President Obama smart? Ben Stein wouldn’t put his money on it.

During an appearance on Fox News, the economist and actor said he doesn’t consider the president to be very intelligent.

“Barack Obama is a smart man, you would say that, right?” host Bill O’Reilly asked.

“No, I wouldn’t say that,” Stein interrupted.

“You wouldn’t even say he’s a smart man, huh?” O’Reilly remarked.

“I would say he’s a smart man,” Stein backtracked. “I mean, he’s not in the same league of presidential genius as Nixon, for example, but he’s smarter than the average bear, as they say.”

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.