Is it Hyper-self-absorption or Egregious Cynicism

February 16, 2005

I’ve written other posts about John Kerry’s chutzpah, but his latest stunt is a record breaker. It is hard to conceive how the man, with a straight face, could offer to meet with President Bush to discuss foreign policy issues before Bush leaves for Europe next week. Is Kerry so self-absorbed that he doesn’t realize just how far down he would be on the list of presidential consultants — as in below Dante’s eighth rung of Hell? Or, acutely aware of that, is he just trying to further position himself for his quixotic 2008 presidential fantasies?

Well, at least we can be gratified that to this point the White House hasn’t even acknowledged Kerry’s ludicrous gesture.