April 27, 2004

AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS MINE LIES A SMALL, SMALL MAN:

Kerry rejects medals dispute: Challenges Bush on Guard record (Patrick Healy, 4/27/04, Boston Globe)

Even his endorsement by the United Mine Workers of America, outside a coal mine near Wheeling, W.Va., was overshadowed by his appearance on ABC after ''Good Morning America" aired the 1971 footage. Kerry appeared on the program from the mine site, scrapping tensely with interviewer Charlie Gibson, who at one point intimated that the medals controversy might derail Kerry's presidential bid. When the segment was over, Kerry turned to two aides and complained, "God, they're doing the bidding of the Republican National Committee."

Kerry appeared a little reserved as he shook hands with mine workers and accepted a gift, a gold-colored "safety lamp" that miners use to determine whether there is enough oxygen in a mine.


When Ronald Reagan got busted by an open mike he was doing exactly what you'd think he might: joking about nuking Russia.

When George Bush and Dick Cheney got busted, they too sounded like their public personae: exchanging locker room humor about a Timesman.

John Kerry has been busted twice now and in both instances has been whining like a girl.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 27, 2004 5:18 PM
Comments

Perhaps Kerry was only surprised that ABC was not doing the work of the Democratic National Committee like they normally do.

Posted by: Brandon at April 27, 2004 5:46 PM

After Kerry's remark, it's not going to be a fun week for Peter Jennings on the Upper West Side party circuit...

Posted by: John at April 27, 2004 7:16 PM

From now until the end of time, whenever a Democrat is caught by an open mike, the news intro will be "as George Bush and Dick Cheney found out in 2000..."

Posted by: jsmith at April 27, 2004 11:34 PM

I still chuckle when the Bush/Cheney remarks come to mind. "Bigtime!"

Posted by: genecis at April 28, 2004 10:12 AM
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