“It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into”

Jonathan Swift
"The Democrats have moved to the right, and the right has moved into a mental hospital." - Bill Maher
"The city is crowded my friends are away and I'm on my own
It's too hot to handle so I gotta get up and go

It's a cruel ... cruel summer"

Thursday, January 20, 2005

red, red whine

A cartoon published in the Moore County News-Press (Dumas, Texas) testifies to the utterly futility of John Kerry’s attempts to be statesmanlike, or rise above the fray, or whatever it is he’s been doing these past few months. The cartoon portrays John and Teresa Kerry in a restaurant. The matre d’ asks if Kerry wants to see a wine list and he puts one hand on the wine list, raises the other into the air, and says “I do.”

The cartoon is titled “Sour Grapes.”

It isn’t a particularly amusing or insightful cartoon. It was drawn for one reason only: to spread the right-wing talking point that Kerry is Sore-Loserman. This lie was planned from the beginning, and nothing Kerry could have done after the election would stop its propagation. He should have fought for every vote, since the right-wing media will savage him either way.