Steve Sailer’s done the research, and it appears likely that Kerry’s IQ is actually lower than Bush’s. In itself the point isn’t particularly interesting, but as Sailer points out it gains some interest from the insistence of the Left that (1) “IQ” is an absurd concept that means nothing, and (2) lefties have higher IQs than righties, which means that righties are absurd and mean nothing.
On other fronts, W. F. Buckley notes that Catholic voters aren’t particularly Catholic, and the Newman society finds that Catholic universities aren’t particularly Catholic either (at least if “Kerry supporter” means “non-Catholic”). Neither point is surprising, but they do point up an awkward feature of the energetic response of some bishops to the Kerry candidacy: if support for abortion rights has serious practical consequences for one’s relation to the Church, how come most Catholics don’t seem aware of it? Why did the bishops let the issue slide until a presidential campaign? Still, late is better than never, and my impression is that after the Scandal many people think the time has come to get serious about things.