Tuesday, March 9

Boy, Talk About Overusing The "F" Word...

First they grovel for France's help. Then they piss off France. Then they bitch at France. Then they make nice with France by photographing their leader kissing the First Lady's hand. Then they use France as a pivot point for a low-grade enemy. Then they make nice with France again. Now this.

Y'know...when the crackheads in the White House act this provincial...this draconian...this jurassic - you almost kinda feel sorry for them. Almost.

And at the same time, you hope that Kerry has hundreds more slams-o-the-day, as he's been doing the last week. He's on a roll.

World leaders want Bush out, says Kerry

Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts gave the presidential campaign a jolt yesterday when he told Democratic donors in Florida he has met foreign leaders who want him to knock U.S. President George W. Bush out of the White House.

Kerry mentioned no names, but a campaign spokesperson for Bush and U.S. Vice-President Dick Cheney immediately suggested the presumed Democratic nominee must have been talking about France.

"I've met foreign leaders who can't go out and say this publicly but, boy, they look at you and say: `You've got to win this, you've got to beat this guy, we need a new policy,' things like that," Kerry told 50 contributors at a Florida breakfast. The Kerry campaign couldn't point to a meeting he had with a foreign leader in the past year.

But as a senior member of the U.S. Senate's foreign relations committee, he has been in touch with foreign leaders for many years. Kerry was also a regular at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, for years where he would have mixed with a number of world leaders, including now-Prime Minister Paul Martin.

The senator's links to Europe run even deeper: His grandfather hailed from a Czech village; a cousin, Brice Lalonde, served as France's environment minister during the late 1980s and early '90s. And the young Kerry attended a Swiss boarding school while his father was posted to West Berlin for the U.S. State Department.

"He may have friends overseas, in countries like France, who'd rather see him as president, but American voters will make that decision," said Scott Stanzel, a spokesperson for the Bush-Cheney campaign.