So this may be a few days late, but I was lucky enough to attend the National Review Institute’s event over this past weekend. There’s been quite a bit of buzz about what happened, but in case you missed it or are unable to read between the lines over at The Corner, let me sum it up for you in no uncertain terms:
I’m glad the John Kerry decided to finally come out swinging — it’s like he thinks this election matters to him. It’s adorable, really. But we’re two years too late for the world to care about Fightin’ Kerry. However, one thing has been bugging me about this whole episode with Kerry’s botched “joke”. He insists that he wasn’t calling America’s soldiers stupid, but rather the President — an ad-hominem assertion that many people seem to think is perfectly fine to make. Howell “Blair” Raines, former NYT editor, once said: “Does anyone in America doubt that Kerry has a higher IQ than Bush? Iím sure the candidatesí SATs and college transcripts would put Kerry far ahead.” Unfortunately for Howell, the evidence that we have suggests Kerry might very well be dumber than Bush. (more…)
I’d proffer more in the way of an introduction here but it seems a bit late, the ball has been rolling at PM here for a while. However, I have a legitimate excuse for not gettingmy blog on earlier. I got married to a beautiful and frightully intelligent woman three weeks ago; have since honeymooned and moved into a new dwelling with her. As for me, I am political journalist in Washington, D.C. (that declaration feels like it should be made at a support group), and have written for numerous publications on variety of topics such that I’m pretty sure I’m the only person that has written for both MTV and The Weekly Standard.