Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Take two deep breaths, and call me in the morning.

Memo to bankrupt republicans: You have so pathetically little of value to show for 6 years in complete control of the U.S. government, that in the last week of the campaign you need to attempt to make the 2006 election a twisted redux of 2004. You can scream as loudly as you want about what word John Kerry left out of a comment he made yesterday, but when all is said and done, you are still out of ideas, out of time, and hopefully soon to be out of office.

John Kerry needs no defense from me. His years of careful attention to the needs of veterans and their families speak for themselves, as do the supportive words of Max Cleland and General Claudia Kennedy.

Freeperville was crawling all over the John Kerry blog today, depositing slime trails as far as the eye could see. While Keith Olbermann, Chris Matthews, and even Brit Hume understood that this was all feigned outrage, it wasn't at all clear that the right wing shock troops got that part of the memo.

Anyone can make an error of speech - and most of us do, every day. I'd ask you to contrast Kerry's misstatement, as Ed Schultz did today, with Bush's hideously inappropriate missing WMD joke. Enough with the bloviating and the priggish finger-wagging. It won't make anyone forget about the disaster that is Bush's Iraq war. Or Bush's mindblowing ineptitude in dealing with Hurricane Katrina. This isn't Kerry's election. Bush is in this one all by himself.

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