Maher: ‘The Last Person in Texas to Get Near a Schoolbook Was Lee Harvey Oswald’

Bill Maher proved once again Friday that there is no floor to his indecency.

As he mocked this week’s opening of the Bush Library in Dallas, Texas, during his opening monologue on HBO’s Real Time, the host actually said, “The last person in that state to get near a schoolbook was Lee Harvey Oswald” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

BILL MAHER: Congratulations have to go out to someone very special, in my life, anyway. For 10 years he was. This was a big week for our 43rd president, President Larry the Cable Guy. As you know, Wednesday they had the big opening of the Bush Library down in Texas. All five living presidents were there. It was a once in a lifetime event: a library in Texas. Oh, I kid. I kid Texas, but the last person in that state to get near a schoolbook was Lee Harvey Oswald.

So Maher used the John F. Kennedy assassination to mock the intellectual capacity of Bush and Texas residents in general.

Can you get any lower than that?

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.