August 31, 2004

News Flash: Kerry Served In Vietnam. Doesn't Want To Talk About It.

Hugh has a link to a recent GQ interview with the haughty, French-looking Massachusetts liberal. He's pretty skeptical about some of Kerry's remarks, including his choice of Dylan favorites. (Full disclosure: I wouldn't know a Dylan song if it bit me on the nose. But I don't pretend otherwise.) And Hugh properly skewers Kerry over his claim that the Republican attack on Max Cleland help spur him to decide to run for Prez. Right, John.

But perhaps the most bizarre comment to eminate from Lurch in the interview is this one:

To me Vietnam is an old place, an old memory. It is old history, it's gone, it's past. The less I have to talk about it, frankly, the happier I am.

Man. He must be one unhappy bastard these days.

UPDATE: Would you like a cigarette with your execution, Comrade? The Commissar has, um, "invited" me to, um, "participate" in a People's Show Trial for putting words in Kerry's mouth. Careful - I'm a bleeder.

Posted by Robert at August 31, 2004 01:09 PM | TrackBack

Regarding the Dylan song, trust me--it's a lame piece of shlock, right up there with the 70's stoned diddlings of Paul McCartney and Wings.

Think bad Issac Hayes rip off, set to country instrumentation, sung after inhaling a blimp of helium.

As for Vietnam, if he thinks he's sick of it...I care not one sitzpinkler about the Vietnam War. Vietnam is a country with great, exotic food, it produces the most essential cooking ingredient known to mankind (nuoc mam), but doesn't have enough air conditioning infrastructure to warrant me taking a foodie road trip there. That's what Vietnam means to me.

Of course, I'm not a whining, sniveling Baby Boomer, so what do I know?


Posted by: pep at August 31, 2004 02:32 PM

I always keep a supply of stimulant handy in case I see a snake--which I also keep handy. W. C. Fields (1880 - 1946)

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