Not really! When he was governor he was just as dumb. Take a look at this article:The Bush family has taken personally this attack on W. Bush's so-called functional illiteracy problem. "It's a bunch of nonsense," declared Barbara Bush, "He went to Yale undergrad., and Harvard for graduate school. How could someone get through these fine institutions without learning how to read" "It's not like he was some inner city kid who went there on a basketball or football scholarship, and the teachers just gave him passing grades to get him through," former President Bush added. "He had to work hard, he's a fine boy." In fact, a classmate of his from Exeter and Yale said that he really had to work hard in order to get into Yale. Everyday I would see Georgie toil away at the Prescott Walker Bush Memorial Wing at Yale in preparation for his college boards.