Friday, October 01, 2004


KERRY -- AN ELEGANT, INTELLIGENT IDIOT LIGHT

Victor Davis Hanson writes today about John Kerry, a person of whom he says:

He is simply a captive of the pulse of the battlefield, without any steady vision or historical sense that might put the carnage of the day into some larger tactical, strategic, or political framework.

OK, now I get it. Kerry is like a gauge of sentiment. If you want to know what people might be thinking, he reflects it. As he perceives a change in public thought, he changes. It's like he's one of those idiot lights on your car's dashboard. Of course, he might argue for a more "nuanced" metaphor. OK, he's a speedometer -- but in his case the speedometer also has a negative scale.

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