Thursday, November 02, 2006

Thank You, John Kerry

And I thought Howard Dean was the gift that kept on giving.

John Kerry has again handed the Republicans a gift, this time in the form of a "botched" joke. Kerry essentially said that if you study and are smart, you will succeed. If you don't, you'll end up in the military. Then -- as the rain began to fall -- Kerry became defiant, then confused, and ended up as a struggling comedian. Yet it's hard to find any detection of humor as you watch his comments.

Let's cut Senator Kerry a bit of slack and assume for a moment that he was intending to make a joke about President Bush ... why tell a joke that makes light of people giving life and limb for our country?

My own personal assessment is that this is simply a continuation of Kerry's elite brand of liberalism that began in the 1960s. It's the type of baby boomer elitism that continues to believe the world revolves around them. While the 1960s ended 36 years ago, they still talk as if they were smoking weed and joining a sit-in. Of course, they've updated their language and shed the Birkenstocks (at least in public).

In fact, if you listen really closely I think you can hear Kerry start to say Vietnam instead of Iraq. Seriously. Here's what he said: "Education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq."

The next time you see the video (click here to watch it), listen really closely and see if you can't hear him start to say "Viet" and then quickly change it to Iraq.

And then there was this gem which quickly surfaced on Drudge and then went worldwide.

Finally, you can't expect youtube to get left out. This is the "John Kerry Guide to Stand Up Comedy."

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