29 September 2004

Here's an Associated Press story reporting that Sen. John Kerry has begun to be funny.

Intentionally, they mean.

As an example, they cite the Senator's sudden habit of dropping "Heavens to Betsy", "You bet your boots", or a number of other phrases not widely used since the Eisenhower administration, into his speeches.

Endearingly desperate to make this sound like a positive development, AP writer Nedra Pickler notes:

Even while speaking on the very serious topic of Iraq last week at New York University, Kerry made the audience laugh six times at President Bush's expense.

In other news, Kerry made a room full of dogs salivate by ringing a small bell. Seriously, how hard is it to make an audience at NYU laugh at President Bush's expense? A cadaver could have gotten six laughs.

As an example of Kerry "using the lingo of the younger generation", we get "You're going to hear all this talk, 'Oh, we've turned the corner, we're doing better, blah blah, you know, blah and blah and blah."

I like this one, merely because it gives me an excuse to resurrect this picture:

Now I think of it, that is kinda funny.

Ofc. Krupke at 3:32 AM
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27 September 2004

An Iraqi exile blogger has some sharp words for Maureen Dowd, in re Dowd's column on the visit of Allawi to the U.S.:

This is a laughably parochial reaction. Does Dowd think that Allawi is only talking to her and her ilk?

He's right, but I think he's being a little hard on her. She's a New York Times writer, for crying out loud. Laughable parochialism is like oxygen there.