Tuesday, August 24, 2004

They'll be standing in lines, for those old honky tonk monkeyshines

"I'm sorry," Stewart said. "Were you or were you not in Cambodia?" Fine; I was wrong. But only a bit: Stewart and Kerry then lean in and stare each other down over the comedian's desk before Stewart asks about some of the other things Kerry's opponents are saying about him. Oh, I see! Avoiding giving a clear answer on whether or not he was actually there is now a joke! And some people say John Kerry is a stiff, pompous bore with no sense of humour! More fool they, I say. The rest seems to be more or less what I expected - softball questions designed to let Kerry show off his vaunted Genuine People Personality. Probable net gain: I have no idea. Turning the central unanswered question of his service record into a punchline isn't particularly impressive, but it may deflect enough attention with charisma to distract the press at large, who aren't very enthusiastic about asking difficult questions of the Kerry campaign in any event. (Via Drudge.)


Blogger Michael McDonald said...

You'd think it was some kind of comedy show?

8/25/2004 09:14:00 AM  
Blogger Paul Denton said...

That would require the attempted joke to have been funny.

8/25/2004 05:33:00 PM  

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