How did you determine that she is 'the most intelligent woman you know'?
Well, she is in her 20's so is much younger than I am. She has almost total recall of things she has read, and she is a very critical reader, able to seperate out the bullshit. She makes a very good case in any argument, defending her views, but will listen to other views, and can put it together with what she knows and either change her own mind or try to change yours (mine), showing you another way to put your information into the equation.
Her description of her DF hearing, is very entertaining and it happened a few years ago when she was quite young. She made a good case for her position, and it sounded to me like she had those elders terribly confused. They talked to her and her mother for 4 hours, and her mother did little of the talking. She is very intelligent too, by the way but let her daughter take the lead in the discussion.
Those are just a few things I can recall at the moment.