Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Move along please

It's time to move on. So says Sen. John Kerry about his "botched joke" before the 2006 mid-term elections. Kerry, while trying to make some lame joke about President Bush, said young people would end up "stuck in Iraq" if they didn't study hard in school. Yes, I know. Hilarious. Bush and the other phony outraged followers claimed this Silver Star, Bronze Star and three-time Purple Heart recipient was actually maligning the troops. He wasn't but it didn't matter. Turns out it also didn't matter to the outcome of the elections. What it did do is put the last nail in the coffin of one of the worst politicians in Washington.

"This is getting silly," Kerry said on CNN's "Larry King Live." "The country needs to think about a policy that has young men and women at risk on a daily basis that is not working." It is silly to still be talking about his "botched joke" but it isn't silly to keep reminding everyone why Kerry shouldn't even be considered as a presidential candidate in 2008. It needs to be said again and again and again - Kerry is one of the worst politicians I've seen. His campaign in 2004 was a joke. A mess run by lame managers who fought more amongst themselves than against Bush. Kerry must have been high to take the high road with the Swift Boaters. "I was for it before I was against it?" That's a wet-dream for Karl Rove. Wind surfing? Can't you wait until you've either won or lost to do that? Wearing a NASA white lab bhurka? Didn't Dukakis in his Snoopy helmet riding around in a tank teach you anything? Then after the election it turns out you had $15 million in unspent funds? Was that to buy every one of your 50 million supporters a White Castle hamburger? I know I'm forgetting much more but what I'd like to forget is Kerry's entire campaign. Maybe it should just be a federal law. No more liberal Democratics from Massachusetts can run for president. Is that so hard?

So yes, it is silly to keep talking about Kerry's non-joke joke that he couldn't even tell right. And even if Kerry did tell his "joke" it makes as much sense as, well, Kerry running for president again. But it isn't silly to remind the country of what a terrible politician Kerry is and why we should all move along not only from the "botched joke" discussion but also from Kerry.


Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

I agree 100% but then look at the things Bush said and did that only lost points with people who wouldn't have voted for him anyway.

I think the public's reaction to the gaffes and mis-steps and outright screw-ups of candidates has more to do with their prejudices than anything the candidates actually do or say.

8:17 AM  
Blogger d.K. said...

I watched Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" and thought, "why couldn't he communicate a message that clearly in the year he campaigned for President?" Then I saw Kerry on Bill Maher's show, and he was actually witty and, dare I say, funny. But give them the nomination and they fall all over themselves with annoying sighs and poorly delivered, unclever lines. Maybe we should just pull a name out of a hat In early November 2008, and not give any of the contenders a chance to blow it.

11:04 AM  

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