Thursday, July 01, 2004

Howell Raines and I agree!

Well sort of. I just spotted his Guardian screed about John Kerry from early June:
I personally find him easier to talk to than Al Gore, but there's no denying that he's ponderous. And he's pompous in a way that Gore is not. With Gore, you feel that if he could choose, he would have been born poor and cool. Kerry radiates the feeling that he is entitled to his sense of entitlement. Probably that comes from spending too much time with Teddy Kennedy, but it's a problem. The TV camera is an x-ray for picking up attitudinal truths, and Kerry's lantern jaw and Addams Family face somehow reinforce the message that this guy has passed from ponderous to pompous and is so accustomed to privilege that he doesn't have to worry about looking goofy. It's as if Lurch had gone to Choate.
No no-show job from the Heinz foundation for you Howell!

Actually, this says something about all of them - Al ("poor and cool?"), Teddy, Lurch, and Howell. And it isn't nice.