Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Ah, Politics.

Just when I thought there was no way the Dems could screw up the elections this year, John Kerry makes a bone-headed remark (telling students that if they don't get educated they'll get "stuck in Iraq") that manages to insult all our troops and give the Reps a second wind to point out how smug the Dems are, all in one fell swoop.

Congratulations, Senator Kerry. You screwed it up!

At the same time, I can't help but find the whole thing quite comical and overblown. The remark, in itself, was supposed to be a jab at the president, implying that he's a bonehead that got us into a situation we can't get out of. So of course, as usual, Kerry's strategy was to point and complain, rather than offer a solution himself.

Sometimes I wonder what it would be like if we had someone legitimately "wacky" in office like a Ross Perot - someone who has zero "political filter" and shoots from the hip, no matter how insane it is. Imagine this:

Perot: "Listen kids, you better get yourself educated or you're going to be stuck in Iraq."
The Media: "Oh my God! Did he really just say that?!"
Perot: "Damn straight, you sonsabitches! I'm a businessman, not a politician! I'm not here to cater to your whiny-asses, I'm here to make us all rich! Now shut the hell up and get me some whiskey!"
The Media: Speechless!

It's kind of like when our president was asked about his drug use, and instead of making up a bunch of nonsense like Clinton, he basically implied that he used to smoke crack on a regular basis - the details are fuzzy - but whatever he said, it worked because the media were legitimately stumped. It's the backpedaling that gets you in trouble, people!


Blogger robby said...

looks like kerry didn't hurt the democrats too much...we've regained control BABY!!!

7:08 PM  

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