Thursday, March 29, 2007

John Kerry, bitter blowbag

Kerry Gets His Man - "John Kerry permitted himself a moment of celebration yesterday, after the White House withdrew the nomination of Sam Fox as U.S. Ambassador to Belgium. 'I hope this signals,' he said, 'a new day in political discourse.' Perhaps. But at least Senator Kerry's vanities were for the moment satisfied.

Mr. Fox, a 77-year-old St. Louis businessman, made a $50,000 donation to the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth in 2004. For this transgression, Mr. Kerry subjected him to a lengthy sermon/interrogation before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in February. . .The fracas was drawn out further when Mr. Kerry demanded in a written questionnaire that Mr. Fox apologize or otherwise pay obeisance to his lingering 2004 resentments. He declined. This unwillingness to 'embrace the truth,' as Mr. Kerry put it, convinced the Democrats that Mr. Fox was unacceptable."