View From a Height
Commentary from the Mile High City
Monday, March 29, 2004

Mr. Kerry, Please Pick Up the White Courtesy Phone... 

...we have your sense of humor.

When Sen. John Kerry decided that the President had gone too far in making fun of himself at a media dinner the other night, the Wall Street Journal decided to solicit the opinions of those who had actually served. After all, Kerry's outrage was based on the idea that the President shouldn't make fun of WMDs since soldiers were dying every day for his lying to the American people. (No, I don't follow it either, but the Ketchup Kid was outraged, so attention must be paid, especially if you want to escape with a clean shirt.)

Well, here are the responses. Read past the first three. Read them all. And then realize how patronizing it is to be outraged on behalf of people who aren't outraged at all.

The Archdiocese of New York has a dinner every year in honor of Al Smith, longtime Democrat and governor of New York back in the 20s. In presidential election years, they invite the two major candidates to come speak, wax political, and crack jokes. In 2000, Bush carved up Al Gore like a Thanksgiving turkey. This year's dinner is on October 21. I can't wait. I can't wait.

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