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LarryNaselli.com
Wednesday, March 17, 2004
Of Kerry's Conversations With Foreign Leaders

John Kerry is taking a lot of heat over his claims that he talked with foreign leaders who told him of their fervent hope that Kerry would defeat President Bush in November. Kerry's refusal to identify these foreign leaders makes his story seem akin to Dick Gephardt's imaginary billionaire friend, Bob Toricelli's in-utero recollections of the McCarthy hearings, and Al Gore's fancy that Erich Segal's "Love Story" was based on Tipper and himself. But these comparisons probably miss what is really going on with Senator Kerry.

To understand Kerry's remark, we should recall that certain prominent Democrats have admitted to the habit of communing with the dead. Perhaps Hillary Clinton prevailed upon Elanor Roosevelt to introduce Senator Kerry to Joseph Stalin; or Vietnam War Protestor Kerry could surely have obtained an interview with the late Ho Chi Mihn, even without an intermediary.

Let's give Kerry the benefit of the doubt on this one; if you had been hob-nobbing with the deceased, you too would be reluctant to name names; but admitting that the foreign leaders endorsing him are dead Communists would really be a tough sell, especially in the South, where the Confederate-Flag-on-the-pick-up-truck crowd just doesn't understand Kerry's "nuanced" approach to politics. So, rather than describing his seances with foreign leaders, it might be less harmful over all for Kerry to say that he lied.

Posted by larry_naselli at 11:08 AM CST
Updated: Friday, March 19, 2004 5:21 PM CST
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