"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things: the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing worth a war, is worse." --John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

Thursday, October 14, 2004

The Joke That Wasn't

Everyone at work today seemed to think that Kerry's joke about "marrying up" went over well. I thought it was hideous. At least two pundits agree.

Here's David Frum:
Kerry made the gaffe of a lifetime in his answer to Bob Schieffer’s last question. “Well I guess all three of us are lucky men who married up. [And some would say maybe me more so than others.]” The second those words passed his lips, his face flushed and his face twisted into a self-horrified grimace.
And here's Jonah Goldberg:
Kerry made fun of himself once too, but he chose poorly. Reminding voters of his grating billionaire wife is not wise politics, which is probably why he switched to talking about his mom.