Monday, July 26

Quick Quiz

NAUGHTY LANGUAGE ALERT. You've been warned.

Which offends you more?
1) "Shove it."
2) "Go fuck yourself."


Apparently,'s overly cute and painfully unclever Morning Grind can't see the difference.
Just when we feared this week could be dull, along comes Teresa Heinz "Shove It" Kerry. While her husband's aides work hard to deny us news, she makes sure the Grind is well fed.

We're referring to reports this morning that Heinz Kerry, apparently overworked and exhausted like the rest of us, told a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review editor, on camera, to "shove it." That's right. On camera. Even Dick Cheney dodged the mic when he dropped the F-bomb last month.
And while everyone was eager to report what pushed poor old Mr. Cheney into making such a remark, CNN - in both their site and their fine network - is hardly noting the source Heinz-Kerry's ire - which by the way, was her responding to hammering by the right-wing Tribune-Review's Colin McNickle.

Thankfully - as they did with the outrage over Whoopi Goldberg - the Dems are not apologizing.
Democrats Defend Heinz Kerry's 'Shove It'

Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry doesn't have a problem with his wife telling an insistent journalist to "shove it" when urged to explain her plea for more civility in politics. Neither does Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.

"I think my wife speaks her mind appropriately," Kerry told reporters Monday when asked about the exchange between his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, and the editorial page editor of the conservative Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Asked about the response on CNN's "American Morning," Clinton said Monday, "A lot of Americans are going to say, 'Good for you, you go, girl,' and that's certainly how I feel about it."
If the GOP wants to make a big deal out of this, fine. It's their version of fair play. Ours is to continuously hammer them with the truth and with Bush's horrifying presidency.

Today, all the GOP has is "Shove it." Fine with us.