The World’s Most Brilliant Man

Valerie Jarrett, President Obama’s chief advisor, recently wrote: “I think Barack knew that he had God-given talents that were extraordinary. He knows exactly how smart he is. .He knows how perceptive he is. He knows what a good reader of people he is. And he knows that he has the ability, the extraordinary, uncanny ability, to take a thousand different perspectives, digest them and make sense out of them, and I think that he has never really been challenged intellectually. So what I sensed in him was not just a restless spirit but somebody with such extraordinary talents that had to be really taxed in order for him to be happy. He’s been bored to death his whole life. He’s just too talented to do what ordinary people do.” I spoke to another woman named Valerie the other day who gushingly said that Barack Obama was the most brilliant man who ever lived, and she was ecstatic that she lived at the same time as he, for there would never be another such brilliance for a thousand years.

And so his brilliance fevered shines
And lights the skies for miles around
He deigns to speak with lesser minds
And loves when someone stands his ground
Life’s problems seem to him so small
The larger picture claims his thought
The mundane interests not at all
And even briefings count for naught
So far above our intellect
What happens is of no concern
He never seems to recollect
What took so many years to learn
God gave him talents none before
Had ever claimed or would again
He knows his lofty IQ score
Is higher than all mortal men
He’s happiest when truly taxed
A challenge wakens up his brain
A brain that’s never fully maxed
But knows to come in from the rain
And yet we wonder why this man
Endowed with heaven’s greatest gift
Makes such mistakes in short a span
And leaves our friends so sorely miffed

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