Tuesday, March 16, 2004

It's Twue, It's Twue

Those foreign leaders really do like me better. So says Senator John Kerry. As oddball stories go, this one does ring true. It's classic Kerry -- the grandiosity, the self-seriousness and the weird political value judgement. Who, after all, would think that the opinion of, say, a German Minister would matter in, say, Missouri? John Kerry would! If it's important to him, it's important to them, goddamnit!

Most everyone I know who knows Kerry thinks that he made the whole thing up; that he is simply channeling Richard Holbrooke. Senator Kerry hasn't been anywhere near a foreign leader of any kind for two years (he's been running for president). But never mind about that. The song must be sung. Even though we all know it's not his song. Welcome to Kerry's world.