Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Is everyone else enjoying the Kerry flap as much as I am? Talk about chickens coming home to roost. It strikes me that there was a lot of dry windfall lying on the ground just waiting for a spark. And who better than Kerry to drop the burning match?
The Democrats are going to find it hard to respond. First, many *do* believe the troops are an inferior sort. Oh, they may say this is due to poverty or lack of education, but the basic attitude remains. Indeed, I have seen a number of defenses along the lines of "Kerry simply spoke the truth." The other defense seems to be that the right-wingnuts are just misrepresenting the quote and fanning the flames. Well, the fanning the flames part is true, but there has to be fuel for the fire to spread.
What is somewhat odd is the defense some consevatives are making of the remarks, Derbyshire for instance. Maybe the left isn't the only collection of geniuses threatened by the raving hordes. It will be interesting to see where George Will comes down.
Posted by chuck at 12:25 PM