That's why it's called the educated idiot paradox.
To your second, these are just details.
Since our man Ted Cruz has been quiet lately here's some Jeb Bush goodness: he asks W for foreign policy advice. Now, he didn't say that he asks for his advice for the purpose of doing the opposite so he still may be okay on this one.
Asking W for foreign policy advice is like asking George Constanza for dating advice.