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Giddy and talkative; foolish.

rat′tle·brain′ (-brān′) n.
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Adj.1.rattlebrained - lacking sense or discretion; "his rattlebrained crackpot ideas"; "how rattlepated I am! I've forgotten what I came for"- Glenway Westcott
foolish - devoid of good sense or judgment; "foolish remarks"; "a foolish decision"
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It is half educated, rattlebrained leaders who must lead if there are no better, that foment discord, create issues, and rush in headlong where angels fear to tread.
He once replied to a constituent that, "the law does not permit me to take action against stupid or rattlebrained decisions either by teachers, administrators, or school board members.