Here's the gist:
Obama said it was his first visit to the landmark.
He did express curiosity about the filming of a chase scene in "North by Northwest," Alfred Hitchcock's 1959 classic starring Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint that included a death-defying scramble over Rushmore's presidential faces.
"How did they get up there in the first place?" he asked ranger Wesley Jensen.
"They didn't. It was a movie set" Jensen told him.
If Bush had asked this question -- the above would be the headline on every Liberal blog -- and probably a few newspapers as well. Anyone who has seen North by Northwest of course knows the Mt. Rushmore death match is on an obvious set. Does this make Obama an idiot? No. And that's the point.
Anyone who talks all the time is bound to say stupid stuff at some point -- and probably often. I do it, you do it, we all do. But Bush -- and Dan Quayle before him got no such benefit of the doubt. They would have their college GPAs researched and professors would come out of the woodworks to spout all manner of BS about their lack of intelligence.
Where's the media mockery of this obviously dumb remark by Obama? Crickets.