Monday, January 31, 2005
Whose idea was it to book Senator John Kerry as the single guest on Meet the Press yesterday? On a historic day when Iraqis are voting in a democratic manner, wouldn't you think that would be the top story? (They did do a quick "cautious" update from Brian Williams, but then it was on to the star attraction.) Why was it necessary to have the big French speaking looser on the show? You would think it was a slow news day. Did everybody else turn down an invitation to appear?
I only caught parts of the show (that's all I could stand before walking away from the TV to cook breakfast. I'm reminded that there are times when I don't want to watch TV in high definition!) The thing that struck me was how much Kerry loves to talk about himself. It was constantly "I". "I" did this. "I" thought this. "I" ment this. "I" did that. The transcript of the show is posted here. A quick count of how often he refers to himself in the interview turns up 190 uses of "I". Throw in "I'm" or I'll" and you add another dozen to the count.
Kerry goes through the usual list of why Bush is bad and how he would be better for the country. Perhaps his most memorable (or stupid) quote has to be
"Secondly, it is significant that there is a vote in Iraq. But no one in the United States or in the world-- and I'm confident of what the world response will be. No one in the United States should try to overhype this election. "
Oh no. We don't want to promote the concept of a democratic vote taking place in Iraq and the prospect of FREEDOM for Iraqis. We should listen to what the WORLD (substitute French) tells us is important!
Ann Althouse has an excellent post and puts it this way:
Remember when we had to listen to Kerry's tiresome explanations every day? What's the point of listening to him now? It's oh so dreary, and on a day when we should be feeling very happy about the Iraqi elections. I guess "Meet the Press" is a nice haven for anyone who doesn't want to have to see positive Bush-related news. Come on over here and wallow in despair. Gaze upon the haggard, hang-dog face that represents your dashed hopes!
Memeorandum has a list of links about Kerry's appearance. Powerline has great analysis about Kerry's bogus journey to Cambodia. Little Green Footballs asks: "Kerry Ran Weapons to the Khmer Rouge?" Just One Minute ponders "Kerry To Sign The 180!" referring to DOD form 180 to release ALL of his service records. "So, will Kerry keep his promise this time, or will he do a 180 on the 180?" Captain's Quarters observes "Kerry did everything but actually pour ice water on the set to douse the enthusiasm for the tremendous success of the Iraqi election". And last but not least, Long Time Gone reminds us "World Cheers, Democrats Boo".
Can't wait for the next time Kerry or Kennedy or Boxer or any other liberal moonbat opens their mouth and inserts their left foot.
UPDATE: Cassandra over at Villainous Company has a great post about Kerry's pledge to sign form 180. Nice find of a new (for me) blog.