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How Very Kerry

There are plenty of things I don’t get in the world. There are a myriad of subjects I know nothing about. A lot of things go right over my head, and I’ve been known to stand in the middle of a crowded room smiling like a mime clown. I freely admit that I’m far from the smartest chick on the planet.

But I do know what’s funny.

And this wasn’t funny.

Whether or not Kerry meant to say what he said when he said it is, for me, irrelevant. I couldn’t care less what his point was. I think Kerry needs to shut up. Shut up; don’t run for anything except cover, and get the Hell out of the way of the microphone. Let’s face it, Kerry’s not the most dynamic guy in the room. He reminds me a bit of a middle aged businessman from the suburbs who arrived 2 hours early at Edna’s house for the block party dinner and spends hours outside wondering what his next big move should be. Misplaced and fumbling, that’s John Kerry.

I don’t know if he indeed meant to insult Bush and his cronies or whether his soldier remark was an over sighted Freudian slip. Or maybe he’s just a moron in a monkey suit. I know that slinging mud at the soldiers isn’t the best way to make friends. Especially Republican friends.

Should Kerry say he’s sorry? Probably. Even if he didn’t mean to say what he thought he said, he should still say he’s sorry. That’s just polite. He can then turn his I’m Sorry into a Bush slam, I’m okay with that. I mean, everyone’s doing it. Slamming Bush is the New Black. So hop on the rain, Egghead.

But more importantly, he should check his comedy copy before he opens his mouth. There must be a random comedian on Sunset and Vine he can yank off the corner and hire to, at the very least, write him something half way amusing. If not, he’d better invest in a hand buzzer or some fake dog poop. Now THOSE are classic.

Comments

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(Anonymous)
Nov. 1st, 2006 12:25 pm (UTC)
Quiet Please!
You are so right, Alex. I just saw this on the morning news and Monica and I said in unison, OH SHUT UP! If you aren't going to help, hush it up. I don't think he meant to slam soldiers, he just meant if you mess up you education you'll find the military your only option, and you know where that'll land ya. I liked the way things were going with this election, so I hope Kerry doesn't mess up more with bumbling clarifications. Say sorry and go far away.

Jackie
seriesfinale
Nov. 1st, 2006 03:24 pm (UTC)
The main problem is that one man's stupid joke/slip is going to dominate the airwaves the next couple days over real issues that the Republicans have boned out on for years.
(Anonymous)
Nov. 1st, 2006 06:38 pm (UTC)
I had a very similar reaction when I heard what Kerry said. The guy just needs to shut up and accept that he lost the election and move on. The very LAST thing Democrats need right before this election is John Kerry shooting off his mouth and pushing people who are fed up with the Republicans away from voting Democratic. The guy is just completely tone deaf - he has no comprehension of the fact that Democrats need to be reassuring voters that they DO support the troops and they CAN be trusted to fight the terrorists. George Bush was a very unpopular President BEFORE the last election - he only won because his opponent was so weak.

If John Kerry is the face of the Democratic Party, we'll lose every time.

miker
(Anonymous)
Nov. 2nd, 2006 03:11 pm (UTC)
Alex - have you seen this photo?

It's hysterical, and right on point:

http://www.sheilaomalley.com/archives/irak.jpg



-- sheila



abillings
Nov. 2nd, 2006 06:53 pm (UTC)
Sheila
I LOVE that picture! I also love how the troops have such a good sense of humor about it as well. I mean, honestly, it WAS a stupid thing to say, and he's an idiot for saying it, but what was terriffic was the way the men and women in Iraq handled it. It shows what kind of stuff they're made of.

And I know he apologized, but he apologized with a qualifacation. He said the joke was misunderstood.

No it wasn't. Even if it was a Bush joke, it was bad joke. Just say you're sorry and get the hell out of the way of some of the real Dem hopefuls. Make way fpr Obama and Hillary.

Leave Kerry. No one wants you at the party.
(Anonymous)
Nov. 2nd, 2006 11:04 pm (UTC)
That is hysterical - kudos red!

mr
(Anonymous)
Nov. 2nd, 2006 10:40 pm (UTC)
Awesome. Right on.
Yes, yes and yes again!

-David (http://laacting.blogspot.com/)
(Anonymous)
Nov. 3rd, 2006 09:03 pm (UTC)
More comedy. Apparently John Kerry was on Don Imus's show yesterday and they had the following exchange:

KERRY: Of course I'm sorry about a botched joke. You think I love botched jokes? I mean, it's pretty stupid.

IMUS: I love you, but just stop it. I'm begging you.

KERRY: Well, I think it's important to talk about Iraq.

IMUS: I'm begging you.

KERRY: I hear you. You do not have to beg. You're my friend. ...

IMUS: Stop now, stop now. I'm begging you.
(Anonymous)
Nov. 3rd, 2006 09:03 pm (UTC)
oops - that last comment was from me, sheila.


-- sheila
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