Wednesday, February 11, 2004


They'll never do it because it doesn't fit the plan, but wouldn't you just love it if the Bush-Cheney '04 campaign came out and dropped $100 million worth of negative advertising on Senator John Kerry? How much fun would that be?

Ticking stop watch and then voiceover: "Can you think of one thing John Kerry has done as a Senator?".......tick, tick, tick.....voiceover: "Neither can we"). Long lists of every stupid, short-sighted vote the guy ever made. Strong base ads that mock Kerry's UN fetish. It would be great.

And the indignation it would ignite would be spectacular. Long, gooey Gail Collins editorials on the "GOP smear machine." Kerry himself opining that "this kind of stuff has no place in American politics." Various surrogates professing shock that the GOP would "question a war hero's patriotism." Insane Paul Krugman columns. Etcetera, etcetera.

Alas, it won't happen.