Monday, June 21, 2004
John Kerry Is Rich and on Vacation!
A 32-foot Contender, the gentleman's fishing vessel, $150,000.
Yuzu-dusted day boat sea scallops at the restaurant Pearl, $36.
Two tubes for a Serotta road bike, $8
A house with a ketchup heiress, $9 million.
Basic equipment for kite-surfing, $2,500.
A writeup of all this by Jody Wilgoren in the NYT, priceless.
Yes, that's how the venerably old lady of liberal journalism lets an article on the Democratic presidential candidate be treated. This is liberalism, I guess, if liberalism is smearing everything with a sizable dose of snakeoil and selling it to the lowest bidder in taste and intelligence.
The gist of the article is that John Kerry is rich. He is rich because he has a wealthy wife. This is very bad, and should make all potential voters shy away from voting for him. Instead, they should vote for George Bush who is also rich. He is rich because he has wealthy parents. This is not bad at all, because he is a Republican and perfectly happy with the idea that only those who are rich matter. But Kerry shouldn't be rich because he is not perfectly happy with the idea that only those who are rich should matter. Got it?