Dissent Of The Day

A reader writes:

Sorry, Andrew, you're wrong on this one.  Bush was right about the wild card, and the sportswriters who think that the current baseball system is a good thing are just mistaken.  No point in running through the arguments -- since I don't think you care very much! -- but while baseball did in fact have a somewhat difficult problem to solve, the solution that Bush voted against wasn't the right one.

In fact, Bush on baseball turns out to be an interesting subject.  I'm a political scientist and a fairly serious baseball fan, so I have pretty good qualifications on this one, and I can tell you that every time I've heard Bush talking about baseball he sounds not only well informed, but quite intelligent.  My conclusion?  He's not at all a dumb guy; he's just not interested in government and public affairs.  I think he's interested in the political junkie side of electoral politics, but I just don't think that, you know, the world is particularly interesting to him.