It’s looking like another bad week for the Bush Administration. The torture memos haven’t stopped coming, and Bush’s lawyerly dismissals haven’t satisfied anyone. It’s considerably harder to hold on to the “few bad apples” theory. The Vice President’s office was much more involved in arranging sole-source contracts for Halliburton than previously revealed. Iraq’s power production is still below pre-war levels, as insurgents hold Falloujah.
It sounds to me like it’s time for another manufactured Kerry scandal. I’ve taken the liberty of scripting it out below.
Drudge is showing a 1984 picture of John Kerry in a “Members Only” jacket.
Members Only? I guess it’s not quite as big a tent as we’ve been led to believe.
UPDATE: Mickey Kaus comments:Nice jacket, freak!!
Indeed. There’s a lot more; just keep scrolling.
UPDATE: Howard Kurtz notes that Kerry hasn’t been seen in a Members Only jacket in years. Asks Kurtz, “Did Kerry vote for Members Only before he voted against it?”
As the saying goes, “heh.”
UPDATE: Hugh Hewitt has a a question:So who, exactly, are the “members” of this little club that the John “man of the people” Kerry belonged to? More specifically, who isn’t welcome? Could it be…. Jews?
UPDATE: Roger L. Simon has more details on the developing anti-Semitic implications of Kerry’s.. er… questionable taste in clothing.
UPDATE: Oliver Willis writes:“’Members Only’ was the name of a popular clothing line. There was no club of any sort, exclusionary or not, to belong to. Even I had one. It’s just some words on the back of a jacket.”
While I share Oliver’s feeling that Kerry is a phony, I’m a little disturbed that he would blow off the charges of anti-Semitism so lightly. Funny, I thought the left was supposed to be concerned about prejudice.
UPDATE: Reader mmallow writes:Where have you been? The Left has been a Nazi-lite movement for years. If there’s any difference between the Nurenburg rally and the so called “Rally for Choice” this weekend, I’m afraid that I can’t see it.
While that’s inappropriate and inflamatory, I’m going to post it anyway.
UPDATE: Several readers have sent me this picture of George W. Bush in a
Members Only jacket. Sorry, I don’t see how that’s relevant.
UPDATE: Snopes says that the Members Only jacket photo is a fake. Sheesh. Still, I’m more reliable than a Boston Globe photo-feature! (more here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here here, and here).