...than John Kerry making an ass out of himself, is when he gets all indignant and tries to blame others.
Kerry told a stupid joke the other day about McCain. The joke was moderately funny the first time it was told by Bob Dole. The only reason it was even that, was because Dole told it about *himself* in his usual self-depracating manner. Of course Kerry would never understand that such an approach keeps people from appearing pompous or arrogant. That's because Senator Kerry is pompous and arrogant.
So, once again Kerry has fumbled and looks bad. That would be what we call in Charlestown.....a wicked shocka! Kerry has ridiculed a man who is his superior in every way. What makes it even more ridiculous is that he made fun of McCain's age when Kerry is only seven years McCain's junior.
Anyway, over at HubPolitics they have a post about Kerry trying to get the right spin on this.
Sen. John F. Kerry defended his controversial joke suggesting the GOP’s John McCain wears “Depends” adult diapers, saying today it’s the type of ribald humor you hear at the South Boston St. Patrick’s Day roast or on late-night TV.
Kerry, appearing before the Boston Herald editorial board, bristled at the suggestion his jab was not senatorial.
He even started to repeat another joke lobbed at McCain on “Leno or Letterman,” but he stopped and asked that a video camera be turned off.
The camera was not shut off, so Kerry told the Herald today people can go “look it up” for themselves.
Kerry said the “Depends” line has long been political fodder. When first posed the question, the Bay State’s junior senator said: “Ah, actually, Bob Dole used to joke about it himself.
“It was used at St. Patrick’s Day. Did you guys complain then?” he said. “It was lamenting the kinds of questions that get asked in presidential races and why the media is fixated by certain things like boxers or briefs.
“Barack Obama was asked, and I said ... ’It depends.’ That’s the joke,” he told the Herald today. “As a double-entendre, actually, it is pretty funny. It’s a decent joke. ... It’s not half as bad as the stuff you hear on Leno or Letterman every night.
“The other night I heard someone asking why John McCain was so (pause). This is not on the record thing (pause), because I don’t want to make another joke. You can make the decision. Go look at the jokes they use,” he added.
“That’s a legitimate (inaudible),” he ended.
Kerry floated his “Depends” line Monday at a business summit in Cambridge. Herald readers condemned the jab, saying it wasn’t senatorial, especially coming from a fellow Vietnam War veteran.
The senator did not apologize today. Kerry was forced to apologize in 2006 when he “botched” a joke that bad students end up “stuck in Iraq.”
What?????? "......but he stopped and asked that a video camera be turned off.
The camera was not shut off"????? LOL What an asshat! I can hear Howie Carr mocking him now - "Lovey! The boys at the Herald won't play nice with me!"
Oh, and by the way, Senator, if this post doesn't seem fair, kiss my royal Irish ass. Until you fool enough Americans into believing the Fairness Doctrine is fair......this is my blog and my opinion.