Michelle Malkin responds with an interesting generosity index that shows (with real, actual data) that red states tend to be more generous than blue states. This won't impress the leftists. Since when have they ever cared about people sacrificing to help others? No, the left is only impressed when someone forces others to sacrifice to help others. It's so much more fair when everyone is forced to do it, you know.
So, not willing to let the IQ thing die, I decided to look up SAT scores by state and see how Bush did. If Kerry had done better I wouldn't be posting it but...
So here it is. Real actual data from the College Board (which, by the way "strongly discourages the comparison or ranking of states on the basis of SAT scores alone". That's probably why I couldn't find this table for 2004 and had to go with 2003 data.)
Now, if I were going to be act like a conservative, I'd be honest and explain why this comparison is probably not valid (even though the data is real, actual, data as opposed to made-up data). But instead, I'll leave it to those brilliant leftists to figure out why the states are not really comparable.
Meanwhile I'm going to act like a leftist: Nyah, nyah! We conservatives are smarter than you leftist wingnuts! You're all so stoopid you can't find your butt with both hands. And you come from stoopid states too. If you were smart like us you would vote Republican. Nyah, nyah!
State Average Vote North Dakota 607 Bush Iowa 591 Bush Illinois 589 Kerry Wisconsin 589 Kerry South Dakota 588 Bush Minnesota 586 Kerry Missouri 582 Bush Kansas 580 Bush Nebraska 575 Bush Michigan 570 Kerry Oklahoma 565 Bush Tennessee 564 Bush Utah 562 Bush Louisiana 561 Bush Arkansas 559 Bush Mississippi 558 Bush Alabama 555 Bush Kentucky 553 Bush Colorado 552 Bush Wyoming 548 Bush New Mexico 544 Bush Montana 540 Bush Idaho 540 Bush Ohio 538 Bush Washington 531 Kerry Oregon 526 Kerry Arizona 524 Bush New Hampshire 521 Kerry Massachusetts 519 Kerry Alaska 518 Bush West Virginia 516 Bush Nevada 513 Bush Vermont 513 Kerry Connecticut 513 Kerry Maryland 512 Kerry Virginia 512 Bush California 509 Kerry New Jersey 508 Kerry New York 503 Kerry Rhode Island 503 Kerry Indiana 502 Bush Maine 502 Kerry Hawaii 501 Kerry Pennsylvania 501 Kerry Delaware 501 Kerry North Carolina 500 Bush Florida 498 Bush Texas 496 Bush South Carolina 494 Bush Georgia 492 Bush