Ever since the advent of brain surgery, a colorful colloquial expression in the United States suggested that brain surgeons must be by far the most intelligent specimens of the human race. From time to time when describing something easy, it would be said, “It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure that out.” So, you see, brain surgeons were held in high esteem and on even higher pedestals.
Ben Carson single-handedly changed that. His 2016 presidential campaign proved once and for all that brain surgeons actually might not be the sharpest tools in the shed, the brightest bulbs in the chandelier, or even smarter than a 5th grader.
Carson’s babbling answers to questions at debates, and his deep desire to sleep on-stage rather than actually campaign was not just his downfall, but the downfall of all brain surgeons.
Carson currently serves as the director of Housing and Urban Development, a position which he may be quite overqualified for. This is what happens to people who are under-qualified for the presidency, but cannot go back to their previous careers because the laughter and finger-pointing would simply be too much to bear.
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