A while back, I wrote a letter regarding Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson. I referred to him as a savant, one exceptionally knowledgable about one subject, in his case manipulating and treating the human brain of others, but knows little about anything else.
Not wanting political differences to color my evaluation of Carson, I had stated that he was not the classic idiot savant.
He has since made statements and declarations such as to boggle the mind of any rational listener. Whether inventions, faulty recollections or outright lies, they emanate nonstop.
I was wrong.