Tuesday, September 28, 2004

"Gold Johnny, Pure Gold!"

It may not involve Ovaltine, but Kenny Banya would surely approve. AP reports
Kerry Learning to Wield Humor As Weapon. Like a weapon? Like the trusty M-16 rifle that saved his life in Vietnam? I wouldn't go that far. Some examples of Kerry's razor wit:

Kerry said the occupation of Iraq is riddled with problems, "yet today, President Bush tells us that he would do everything all over again, the same way." Kerry paused for affect before asking sarcastically, "How can he possibly be serious?"
I have no idea John - I'm laughing too hard to think.

"You're going to hear all this talk, `Oh, we've turned the corner, we're doing better, blah, blah,'" he said, running on the phrase as his Wisconsin audience erupted in laughter. "You know, blah and blah and blah."
That third "blah" had me rolling! Actually, for some reason "blah blah blah" is all I seem to hear when Kerry speaks - kind of like the adults in those old Charlie Brown specials - must be something wrong with my TV. And finally;

Kerry isn't just using the lingo of the younger generation. He's thrown in a couple of old-fashioned folksy phrases, too. "Heavens to Betsy," he said earlier this month when remarking on Republicans' failure to reinstate the assault weapons ban.
Too funny. The only thing that could have topped the hilarity of a "Heaven's to Betsy" would have been a "sufferin succotash!"

Killer John, Killer.