November 01, 2006

Not Him Again...

Well, look on the bright side: I guess now we won't be subjected to that 2008 Kerry presidential campaign...

John Kerry put his foot in his mouth again yesterday, making a botched joke in which it appeared he had insulted the education level of the troops serving in Iraq. Kerry claimed that the "joke," in which he said that young people will get "stuck in Iraq" if they don't study hard, was directed at the people who started the war, not those fighting. But the damage, alas, has been done, and the Republicans now get the luxury of running against Kerry again.

In 2004 the presidential election was a rehashing of the Vietnam War; apparently the '06 race is merely a rehashing of the '04 race. Oh joy.

Once again, however, we're getting the delightful phenomenon known as Republican Fake Outrage. Every GOP pundit and politician has already declared how outraged they are about what Kerry said. But they're not. They're absolutely thrilled. This flap might give them political traction, and if it does, something tells me they'll get over their offense.

The Democrats, meanwhile, have all distanced themselves from Kerry. Unfortunately, they're two years too late.

Posted by Stephen Silver at November 1, 2006 01:38 PM

Couldn't agree more. GO HOME KERRY!
What was even funnier to me was how Bob Kerrey has come to his defense and the irony is his pal McCain was one of the "outraged" republicans making statements on the tube yesterday.

Posted by: A at November 2, 2006 10:07 AM

If John Kerry did not exist, Karl Rove would have to invent him. Thanks Jean Franscois for giving us an October surprise for the ages.

Posted by: J. Lichty at November 2, 2006 09:29 PM
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