Gee … will they stamp their feet and hold their breath until they turn blue as well? The Kerry campaign agreed to the timer lights and the provisos that the lights be visible to both the live audience and television viewers. Where else but the lecterns provide that viewpoint? Did the Kerry campaign expect that the cameras would be pointing downwards at the candidates’ feet?
Just when you think it’s impossible for the Kerry show to get more juvenile, their aides threaten to unilaterally dismantle a podium because they didn’t read the agreement they signed, or didn’t think the prerequisites through very well. It doesn’t build a great deal of confidence in the team that Kerry would bring to the White House, if elected.
I wrote in Comments:
Does Kerry have ADD or something?
A leader should be able to deal with distractions. A flashing light is nothing compared to the distractions he would have were “His Wussiness” to be actually elected President.
The name of this post should be “The Prince and the Pea”
Youâ€™ll remember that the â€œPrincess and the Peaâ€ is a childâ€™s story by Hans Christian Anderson about a Prince who wanted to marry a â€œreal Princess.â€ The Queen decided to test one of the candidates by placing a pea under a stack of twenty mattresses and twenty feather beds. The Princess when asked the next morning how she had slept replied:
‘Oh terribly bad!’ said the princess. ‘I have hardly closed my eyes the whole night! Heaven knows what was in the bed. I seemed to be lying upon some hard thing, and my whole body is black and blue this morning. It is terrible!’
Now, why a man would ever want to marry a woman this high-maintenance is beyond me, and this begs the question: Why would we ever want a man as high-maintenance as John F. Kerry to be our President?
In fact, as I write this post, Susan Estrich is on Fox’s Special Report with Brit Hume talking about the fact that Kerry just had to get a manicure before the debate. If thatâ€™s not â€œPrincess and the Peaâ€- high maintenance, I donâ€™t know what is. What? Is he afraid heâ€™ll snag his podium with a hangnail?
Others have more ably described Kerryâ€™s propensity for princely deportment. Howie Carr wrote about the Real John Kerry and his reputation for refusing to wait and, instead, barging ahead of people in line belligerently querying those who protest: â€œDo you know who I am?â€ Mark Steyn pokes fun at Kerry for his insistence on flying his hairdresser, Christophe, out to cut his hair when campaigning in the boonies.
Kerryâ€™s preoccupation with the minutia of physical appearance and personal comfort is â€œPrincelyâ€ but it sure isnâ€™t â€œPresidential.â€