I didn’t think he was too bright either.
However, I hope you don’t think that folks who hire for the government are all bright.
Are any of them?
There’s an old saying, “clever liars give details, but the cleverest don’t.” Or maybe that’s not an old saying, but I can’t remember where I read it years ago, so, it’s unattributed and, well, old, so, still counts. ;’) The gabby ex-guv people usually don’t know much, but talk a lot (and make up a lot); those in the know got to be where they are by virtue of the fact that they don’t talk about any of it.