October 11, 2004

The Easy Out for Kerry on Taxes

It's a sad, sad thing when you see people so deep in denial that not even a six-foot snorkel will bring them a breath of air. Witness uberblogger and Kerryista Mickey Klaus in his desperate attempt to help "President Kerry" weasel out of his "no-tax-increase-for-people-making-less-than-$200,000 pledge."

If I weren't such an ardent Kerry supporter I might note that Kerry's insta-pledge reflected a disastrous instinctive willingness to pander now and waffle later. ... P.S.: How will Kerry get out of it? First, he could say he was only talking about income taxes (though the pledge was "I am not going to raise taxes" in response to a question about the entire "tax burden," not just income taxes). Then he could blame his staff! -- Mickey Kaus
Let me save Uncle Mickey and thousand of other "Kerry Kool-Aid Kwaffers" a kazillion keystrokes:

John Kerry will never, ever, ever
need to "get out" of his no raising-of-taxes pledge,
because John Kerry will never, ever, ever
become President of the United States.

It's obvious that Kerry and his wife are hip to this. They're more and more into saying whatever comes into their minds in an effort to at least be remembered as Mr. & Mrs. Alfred M. Landon of the 21st century. What keeps the others hanging on is beyond me. Then again, as they say in the National Parks, "Once a bear gets hooked on garbage, there's no cure."

Posted by Vanderleun at October 11, 2004 1:36 PM
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I just like the never, ever, ever be President of the United States part.

Posted by: Stephen at October 11, 2004 3:12 PM

Damn it man, you rule. I think you're funnier
than PJ O'Rourke and more prescient than the
AMAZING RANDY. Keep it comin'.

Posted by: Steel Turman at October 11, 2004 3:26 PM

He has voted to raise taxes each and every time the issue has come up in his career as a politician, so the sudden promise that he wont do it if elected is somewhat questionable. If I understand his record correctly,however, he has missed 70% of the recorded votes in his time in the senate.
Der Schnorgus be Snuffelen on that one!

Posted by: schnorgus at October 12, 2004 8:41 PM