Originally created 11/09/99

Dumb pop quiz



Thoughts on Republican presidential candidate George Bush being asked by a reporter to name four obscure world leaders:

It is the candidate's policies toward those countries that will be important, not if he can excel in answering off-the-wall questions on TV's "Hollywood Squares."

It is the candidate's answer to such a journalist that's instructive. And we agree with Democratic candidate Bill Bradley: It's a cheap shot, a game by the journalist.

Whoever is president, there will always be a secretary of State (who had better know those names) to remind the chief executive who leads what country.