John Kerry flubs a joke--a mediocre one, for sure--and now all the Democrats on the planet have to prostrate ourselves, contorting into apologia and indignance. I'm reminded of a "Seinfeld" episode: What Kerry did, it offends me as a comedian. A man who's been speaking in public for 35 years should be able to deliver a punch line.
In the meantime, no Republicans are rushing to distance themselves from House Majority Leader John Boehner, who--in what was not a flub--blamed the troops on the ground (the generals, specifically) for our failures in Iraq.
Double standard, much?