Tuesday, August 10, 2004

He was after Colonel Kurtz!

The Freepers come up with a beauty from the WaPo - John Kerry: Hunter, Dreamer, Realist:
And who is he, really?

A close associate hints: There's a secret compartment in Kerry's briefcase. He carries the black attaché everywhere. Asked about it on several occasions, Kerry brushed it aside. Finally, trapped in an interview, he exhaled and clicked open his case.

"Who told you?" he demanded as he reached inside. "My friends don't know about this."

The hat was a little mildewy. The green camouflage was fading, the seams fraying.

"My good luck hat," Kerry said, happy to see it. "Given to me by a CIA guy as we went in for a special mission in Cambodia."

Kerry put on the hat, pulling the brim over his forehead. His blue button-down shirt and tie clashed with the camouflage. He pointed his finger and raised his thumb, creating an imaginary gun. He looked silly, yet suddenly his campaign message was clear: Citizen-soldier. Linking patriotism to public service. It wasn't complex after all; it was Kerry.

He smiled and aimed his finger: "Pow."
I guess if he told 'em, he had to kill 'em afterward.

The article is clearly intended as a puff piece, but has more personal oddities than you can shake a stick at. Read the whole thing and see if you can imagine this Fruit Loop as Commander in Chief.