July 26, 2004

Speaking of Kerry

I am highly amused by the spectacle of Mrs. Kerry telling a reporter to "shove it", shortly after delivering a speech exhorting her fellow citizens to return civility to politics. Whatever you may think of the relative merits of Mrs. Kerry v. Mrs. Bush, Mrs. Kerry appears to be more entertaining. Watch the fun as the Kerry campaign deals with this little issue.

Posted by Random Penseur at July 26, 2004 10:22 AM

LOL! Well as usual, I'm torn. I like the fact she told the reporter off, because it sounds like something I wish I could do, and honestly, when I see the way the paparazzi harangue the famous, especially the innocent, like the parents of a child who is missing, I want to tell them to shove it too.

Or worse.

However, I also believe in decorum. Yes, even from the wives of public officials. They are our leaders and I expect them to hold themselves to higher standards of behavior because of their authoritative positions.

The more power that is held, the more important it is to appear unruffled and "above it all". IMO.

But I've gotta say, I did think, "You GO, girl!" while I was reading it.

Posted by: Amber at July 26, 2004 12:50 PM

I think it's great! It shows a lot of spunk.
But then, I also think Kerry is going to pay for that politically. Republicans love to grab every little thing they can get their hands on and blow it way out of proportion.
We'll see...

Posted by: Mick at July 26, 2004 06:40 PM

It's too bad she also has referred to her current husband as "Mr. Heinz" in televised interviews. I know it's a slip-up people can make easily, but the things she says to the press that can be taken negatively are beginning to add up!

Posted by: Mandalei at July 27, 2004 08:01 AM

Mick: it's true that GOPers like to blow things like this out of proportion. Take for instance last week's incident of Jenna Bush's insolent tounge-sticking-outing, or Dick Cheney's "f-off" comment. Notice how Democrats recognized these as meaningless non-stories and didn't give them any press at all.

Posted by: David at July 27, 2004 03:29 PM
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