Thursday, December 28, 2006

John Kerry finally polishes that talking point

Like somebody who thinks of a dashing riposte days after leaving a dinner party, John Kerry finally got that talking point straightened out, in a WaPo Op-Ed about Bush's Iraq policy.
There's something much worse than being accused of "flip-flopping": refusing to flip when it's obvious that your course of action is a flop.
Too bad it took a couple of years to come up with that. If Kerry had been quicker on his feet in 2004, maybe he wouldn't be quibbling from the sidelines today.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hmm... and like somebody who thinks of a dashing riposte days after leaving a dinner party, Madison Guy finally got around to mentioning something that was posted on the Washington Post's website five days previously (it went live to the web on Saturday 12/23/06)...

Madison Guy said...

If you're looking for late-breaking news in Letter from Here, you're swimming in the wrong pond, Otter. Just ask Dr. Diablo. I look forward to catching the latest from the lakefront in Otter World, as soon as its populated with some posts.

Dr Diablo said...

Yeah, otter, if you want news as it happens, don't poke around HERE; check the Washington Post site five days previously.

Actually, I get most of my news FROM HERE. Current events distress me, while the knowledge that time has passed salves the wound. Think about it. Where were you when you learned Lincoln had been assassinated? You don't remember, because you also learned that it was over a century ago. You just thought, "Well, that's too bad." The news didn't even spoil lunch. Try using this place as your primary news source, otter.

In scrolling through earlier posts, I just learned that Augusto Pinochet has passed, but it isn't going to keep me from ordering a pizza. See what I mean? I just shrugged and thought, "Well, that's too bad." Or, maybe not so bad.

Madison Guy said...

You and Thoreau, Dr. Diablo -- "We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph from Maine to Texas, but it may be that Maine and Texas have nothing important to communicate," he writes in Walden. That's a pond to which Otter might consider retreating for some paddling about and mellowing out.