Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Kryptonite Kerry

I understand that all of John Kerry's campaign appearances today have been
cancelled, including the one he was to have with Bob Casey in
Pennsylvania. I wonder if Senator Kerry still harbors any illusions about
becoming president of the United States someday?

I also have a hunch that he has single-handedly enabled the GOP to hold
onto both houses of Congress.


Anonymous BlueBuffoon said...

Priceless quote from an unnamed Democratic congressman to ABC News yesterday :

"I guess Kerry wasn't content blowing 2004, now he wants to blow 2006, too."

It's at the very end (and on the second page) of the news report, which of course fails to distinguish Kerry's initial press release response (which said nothing about a supposed botched joke) and his later statements. By the way, the poll results as of this posting are overwhelmingly against Kerry on this, at least as "against" as ABC's poll will let them be. The three options given are an interesting study of the MSM's worldview of such kerfuffles.

Victor Davis Hanson, on NRO's The Corner, with a typically trenchant analysis of the matter.

Posted by BlueBuffoon

Wednesday, November 01, 2006 8:55:00 AM  
Anonymous BlueBuffoon said...

Editorial cartoon of the day, is from Michael Ramirez at Investor's Business Daily. Beneath a cartoon of Kerry delivering his "botched joke" the caption reads: "And if you're an imbecile, you end up as a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts."

Blogger won't allow an image in a comment, but here's the link

Posted by BlueBuffoon

Wednesday, November 01, 2006 10:18:00 AM  
Blogger The Kosher Hedgehog said...

The Los Angeles Times, in today's print edition (not included in the online coverage)reports that John Kerry's office released a text of his prepared comments, in which the offending quote reads as follows: "If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq. Just ask President Bush." That text would support Kerry's defense that he had intended the remark as a slap at President Bush, not American service personnel. However, it is critical to know if those "prepared remarks" were released before or after his live speech. If they were released afterwards, they could have been edited after the firestorm of criticism began.

Frankly, not only will this probably not turn the Nov. 7 elections around, but it shouldn't. The GOP-controlled Congress must run on its record, both good and bad. The bad includes shameless corruption on the part of scoundrels such as Duke Cunningham and Tom Delay, and the whole sad Abrahamoff scandal. 

Posted by The Kosher Hedgehog

Wednesday, November 01, 2006 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Being a longtime Massachusetts
resident, and having watched and
heard Mr. Kerry on many occasions,
here are my comments:

I think that Kerry said exactly
what he wanted to say, and he WAS
meaning to say - "finish college,
or you'll end up as a dumb soldier."
Kerry just wildly miscalculated the
effect of these statements. He
probably talks this way in his
high powered and high money political
and social circles, so this was just
John Kerry being John Kerry.
It's unfortunate for John Kerry
and the Democratic party, who
sometimes need to get off of
their high horses and moneyed
fairy land lives. Humility and
understanding of ordinary Americans
seems to be much more a part of the
Republican party, despite the
Democrats' apparent but false
compassion shown in their
constant pandering speeches to
the poor, to unions, to illegal
immigrants and others who are easily
influenced by flowery speakers.

Thanks John Kerry for the awesome
October surprise. Maybe you are
secretly a Karl Rove operative.


Posted by John M.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006 1:59:00 PM  

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