Ah, the classics.
In hacker culture and in English-speaking society generally, this catch phrase currently serves as a facetious method to inform an associate that they are about to make a stupid mistake—that there’s a factor he or she overlooked which ought to be taken into account.
And so it is with the Kerry implosion. Kos is trying to shore up the walls, but he sees it. Andrew Sullivan sees it. The AMVETS are calling for an apology. Every, single blogger in the whole, wide world is slamming into this story.
And the Democrats just got shot, in the head, by a Democrat. And it is almost certainly too late to stop the damage now. If Kerry had apologized – at once – this would be a dead issue. Now it has legs.
This one will cost votes. The far left can try to deny it, they can lionize Kerry. But this one hurt the Democrats. The smart ones know it, I suspect.
UPDATE: The final word on the entire hooraw: Bulldove. Chester wins!
UPDATE: Okay, you really didn't think "Bulldove" was the last word, did you? (Even though it does enter the pantheon of super-ginormous-coined-words). The excrement has hit the air moving device as the first (of what will be many) Democratic candidates for office has canceled an appearance by John Kerry.
DES MOINES, Iowa A Democratic Congressional candidate from Iowa is canceling a campaign event later this week with Senator John Kerry.
Brucy Braley says Kerry's recent comments about the Iraq war were inappropriate.
Braley is running against Republican Mike Whalen in Iowa's First District congressional race. It's a contest considered to be one of the most competitive House races in the country.
Braley's decision to distance himself from Kerry came as a furor grew from comments Kerry made about the Iraq War during a campaign stop in California on Monday.
Kerry said if you make the most of your education, you "can do well." The Democrat went on to say that is you don't, (quote) "you get stuck in Iraq."
Major H/T to Leaning Straight Up for this one. Thanks.