Poor John Kerry

He can’t hep it. I was trying to channel Ann Richards there, but I guess that is not possible if the person is still alive. (She is. I double checked before posting this.) Actually I would have been channeling Rush Limbaugh’s impersonation of Richards anyway.

Since it appears to me that Kerry really can’t help saying most of the things he says, I have to admit that I feel a little bit sorry for him. He has spent the past couple of years claiming that he could have solved all the problems of the world if only he had been elected President. What a horrible weight to carry on your shoulders. Just think, if Kerry had been elected President all the terrorists would have abandoned their murderous plans, the Israelis and Palestinians would have kissed and made up, kids would still be flying kites in Iraq, global warming would be solved and don’t forget that all those in wheelchairs would be walking by now. Here is a bit of his latest from an interview on ABC yesterday:

Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., blasted a fellow Democrat, Sen. Joe Lieberman, for continuing his bid in the Connecticut Senate race despite a narrow loss to newcomer Ned Lamont in the Democratic primary earlier this month.

“I’m concerned that [Lieberman] is making a Republican case,” Kerry told ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” in an exclusive appearance.

Kerry accused the 2000 Democratic vice presidential candidate of “adopting the rhetoric of Dick Cheney,” on the issue of Iraq.

“Joe Lieberman is out of step with the people of Connecticut,” Kerry added, insisting Lieberman’s stance on Iraq, “shows you just why he got in trouble with the Democrats there.”

Kerry called Lieberman’s independent bid a “huge mistake” and applauded businessman-turned-politician Lamont as “courageous” for challenging Lieberman on the war.

Of his own views on Iraq, Kerry stated forthrightly, “The course of this country in Iraq is making the world more dangerous.”

On the uncertain ceasefire involving Israel, Lebanon and Hezbollah, Kerry said the near-month-long violence “set back” Hezbollah, but did so “at a greater cost to Israel.”

Kerry also criticized President Bush’s approach to the troubled region.

“I know that I would have handled the diplomacy,” he said.

Kerry connected the hostilities between Israel and Lebanon to Iraq, once again proclaiming, “I believe the president’s policy in Iraq is a disaster of catastrophic proportions.” He said his more diplomatic approach to Iraq might have prevented the instability the region currently faces.

Regarding the 2008 presidential content, Kerry remained uncommitted, but dismissed early polls that seem to frame Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., as a leading contender.

“George, you’re talking to somebody who was once 30 points down,” Kerry said. “My decision [to run] … will not be based on any poll. It will be based on my vision for the direction of the country.”Captain Ed has more.

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