For example, when Kerry does wear an American flag pin on his suit jacket (there have been times when he eschewed it for political reasons), he wears the one given him by President Bush after September 11th. The President gave all of the U.S. Senators and Congressmen lapel pins as a show of solidarity.
According to a former Kerry staffer, the candidate early in the campaign told staffers that he sometimes felt wearing the lapel pin was divisive. “He wouldn’t always wear it,” says the former staffer. “My guess is that now he’ll be wearing it all the time.”
As well, Kerry has taken to playing orange bowling on his press plane in order to give journalists photo ops on the road. This was a game Bush was known to play last election cycle. Recently, in a knock-off of the Clinton campaign, Kerry has taken to throwing a football around on airport tarmacs.
“They are desperate to make him look less flat and boring,” says the former staffer, who jumped to a rival campaign before the Iowa caucuses. “Those gimmicks this early just have a whiff of desperation.”p> FUZZY MONEY br> More than $5 million in debt from the primary season, the Kerry camp is looking for a quick infusion of cash to get back up into the black. One plan is raising eyebrows and merits watching. /p>
According to a DNC fundraiser, the Kerry campaign is looking into the possibility of opening a joint account with the DNC, which would allow donors to write checks in excess of the maximum $2,000 donation for a single political campaign.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?