Monday, January 31, 2005
On this day:

John Kerry

John Kerry was on one of the Sunday morning news shows yesterday, and once again, he figured out a way to say exactly the wrong thing at exactly the wrong time.

As huge numbers of Iraqis showed up to vote in defiance of the thugs who would enslave them, there was a huge list of things that John Kerry could have said. He could have praised them for their bravery. He could have offered words of optimism and encouragement. Heck, he could have offered to send Ter-aiza over to show them how to make ketchup. But, he didn't do any of that. Instead, he belittled their accomplishment. He said that what the Iraqi people had done was no big deal, warning us not to "overhype" the election.

Remember, this is a man who tried to convince us that he would be a great diplomat - that he would artfully dance on the world stage, twirling mesmerized Europeans to and fro with the skill of Fred Astaire. And, to think that some people actually bought it! Yesterday's election was a life-changing event for millions of Iraqis, yet Senator Kerry found it impossible to refrain from negativity and to acknowledge that what was happening was truly extraordinary. What a cad.