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September 03, 2004
POLITICS: Sabotage

Does Bush pay Kerry for pictures like this?

Posted by Baseball Crank at 07:58 AM | Politics 2004 | Comments (8) | TrackBack (0)

Yeah, that boat's gotta be a good ten... twelve feet long!

I understand having fun with this stuff on a righty site (much as another mountain-bike tumble would get play on the other side), but this whole "elite" thing is pretty tired. I'll be disappointed to see a mainstream play of this crap considering that all four major candidates a millionaires many times over.

All that said, Kerry does himself no favors and ought to just stay off yachts and ski slopes for the duration of the campaign.

Posted by: Mr Furious at September 3, 2004 10:23 AM

It's not just the boat, it's the outfit, the expression . . . I mean, the guy makes GHWB look like reg'ler folks by comparison.

If Kerry had a different persona on the stump, that wouldn't matter, of course. But if I were a Dem I'd be tearing my hair out at pictures like this.

Posted by: The Crank at September 3, 2004 10:31 AM

Almost everywhere Kerry goes he seems to be getting photographed with all these different toys and hobbies. windsurfing, kitesurfing, $6000 road bikes with pretty matching outfits, boating on Nantucket, skiing, snow-boarding, playing catch on a tarmac with a baseball or football in front of his private jet, and etc. does he really think this appeals to the common man? He looks more like a panderer and an arrogant rich snob who is trying to show off what a man's man he is.

Posted by: Mike at September 3, 2004 11:23 AM

A few weeks back both candidates visited high school football practices- on the same day.

In the Bush photo-op, the President was playing catch with a kid who was clearly the team's QB, with the rest of the guys in a big circle around them, clearly in awe of the man.

In the Kerry photo-op, the Senator was playing catch with a kid who was clearly one of the team's linemen, with the rest of the team continuing practice behind them, as if it wasnít important enough to interrupt pre-season practice for even a minute.

It's a small thing, but just like this boat photo, it makes you wonder: "where the hell are Kerry's handlers?"

Posted by: Richard at September 3, 2004 01:49 PM

As long as everyone's focused on what's really important...

Posted by: Mr Furious at September 3, 2004 03:59 PM

Thurston and Lovey wave good-bye to their chances of moving into the White House, and prepare to cast themselves into the briny deeps...

Posted by: Tom Maguire at September 3, 2004 06:49 PM

Mr. Furious-

When you're trying to win elections public perception is what's important. I would love it if everybody cast their vote after researching the positions of the various candidates, but unfortunately about half the nation hasnít gotten that memo.

Posted by: Richard at September 3, 2004 09:43 PM

If elected Kerry will be the richest man ever to serve as President - by a huge margin.

Posted by: Pat Hobby at September 3, 2004 10:39 PM
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