I’m going way out on a limb here, but…..
…I’d be willing to bet if you woke George W. Bush out of a deep sleep, assuming no drugs were at work in his system (stop that laughing, it could happen), I believe he could speak in logical and complete sentences, and be able to use big words correctly.
Of course, as soon as he became aware that the world was watching, he would do a quick rendition (oops, shouldn’t use that word, US Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey might be following this thread) of Cliff Robertson’s 3rd act work in “Charly“, a 1968 film based on the sci-fi story “Flowers for Algernon”, and drift back to being the idiot we’ve all come to know and resent.
The only reason I couldn’t believe in this happening, is that after working with thousands of actors over the last thirty years, I’ve never met even one that could keep so strictly in character for such a long period of time.
But, everyone has to come up for air eventually. Let’s see if the real “W” will surface after next January, when he’s safely out of the country and living in his Saudi paradise far from extradition.