Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Beside the Point

The fact that John Kerry insists he was talking about President Bush in his insulting remarks about the military is totally irrelevant to the real issues. The point is, veterans and active duty military alike are equally outraged by Kerry's comments. If he "cares" so much about the troops, that fact alone should galvanize him to issue an apology.

Let's say Kerry really did intend his offensive remarks for the president. I don't believe that for a nanosecond, but let's give him the benefit of the doubt--something Kerry has never extended to our troops. The inadvertancy is beside the point. The point is that he insulted our troops. If he had a neuron firing that wasn't completely self-absorbed, he would recognize that mistake and say he is sorry. Even Democrats are figuring that out and urging Kerry to state his remorse.

But Kerry is not sorry, and he's not the stuff of which apologies are made or mistakes acknowledged. He is arrogant, pompous, prideful, vain, and shallow. He will fling the blame every which way, except where it belongs, at his own clay feet. There will be no verbal tap dancing out of this self-created mess. Kerry himself is now beside the point.