During the presidential campaign, Bay Buchanan, sister of Pat Buchanan, a regular visitor to Anderson Coopers show, was asked what the Republican intellectuals thought of Sarah Palin. Im guessing, but I believe he was referring to people such as Charles Krauthammer, Kathleen Parker, Michael Smerconish, Christopher Buckley and the like. Bay Buchanan said Republicans didnt care what intellectuals thought of Sarah Palin because they didnt represent the Republican Party. Anderson looked very surprised and asked, Are you saying the Republican Party doesnt want intellectuals? Bay said that was absolutely correct. Intellectuals do NOT represent the base of the Republican Party and they were not welcome. First, the definition of intellectual: of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind; "intellectual problems"; "the triumph of the rational over the animal side of man" appealing to or using the intellect; "satire is an intellectual weapon"; "intellectual workers engaged in creative literary or artistic or scientific labor"; "has tremendous intellectual sympathy for oppressed people"; "coldly intellectual"; "sort of the intellectual type"; "intellectual .. a person who uses the mind creatively cerebral: involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct; "a cerebral approach to the problem"; "cerebral drama" I feel confident that based on these definitions of intellectual, Bay was using a definition that was different. So the question I have is, How do Republicans define intellectual and why arent they wanted?