From Timothy Noah’s NYT review of a new biography of Nelson Rockefeller*:
“Impressed by a Thomas Aquinas quote he came across in a newspaper editorial, Rockefeller asked a staff aide to arrange a meeting with this astute theologian. Rockefeller’s grasp of science didn’t inspire much confidence either. After being briefed on the harm aerosol products were doing to the ozone layer, he asked: ‘How do all those spray cans get up there?'”
And you thought Dan Quayle was our dumbest Veep.
* On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller, Richard Norton Smith