So much for Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein’s alleged intelligence. On Thursday, trying to siphon off support from Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson, who on Wednesday had hilariously been unable to name a single foreign leader he admired, Stein attempted to mock him by naming her own set of foreign leaders.
One problem: none of the politicians Stein named have ever led their countries.
Stein later tweeted more names: "Berta Cáceres was one of my favorite world leaders, but killed as a result of [former President Bill] Clinton’s coup in Honduras. #AleppoMoment,” she added. "The late Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai founded the Mazingira Green Party in Kenya and was an inspiration to us all."
Johnson’s moment came during an exchange with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews. After Matthews asked him to name a foreign leader, and Johnson had no answer, saying,
"I guess I am having an Aleppo moment," Johnson then named "the former president of Mexico." Asked who that was, Johnson said he was having a "brain freeze."
Johnson at least has an excuse for his exercise in brain futility, with his long-standing support of marijuana. But what’s Stein’s excuse for being so redolent with ignorance?