Senator John Kerry has thrown the joke he told Tuesday about Governor Sarah Palin under the bus. Or in Kerryspeak, he obviously voted for the joke before he voted against it.
Just one day after Gov. Palin stood up to the liberal Senator and returned fire, he has apparently calculated that his joke went too far, not to mention that he has lousy timing.
Kerry spokeswoman Jodi Seth told WaPo's The Sleuth:
"We stand corrected, the truth is every Democrat hopes Governor Palin is in the public eye for a long, long time, especially on the 2012 presidential ballot. Lately it's been Vice President Cheney that everyone hopes would lose the cameras and go for a long leisurely hike on the Appalachian Trail. And good grief, if anyone thinks John Kerry is afraid of strong, smart women, they sure haven't met his brilliant wife and two independent daughters. It sounds like getting crushed these last two election cycles cost some of these Republicans their sense of humor."
Interesting statement. Ms. Seth admits that (1) John Kerry doesn't always mean what he says; (2) He really thinks that Gov. Palin is a "strong, smart" woman; (3) Dick Cheney has been so effectively kicking the Democrats' behinds on the issues that they wish he would just go away; and (4) the Senator from Taxachusetts is so arrogant that he speaks for "everyone" and their hopes.
The latest Kerry flip-flop is the second Palin victory in as many weeks over two high-profile leftists. By standing up to David Letterman's creepy sexism, she forced him to apologize two weeks ago. Now, by giving Kerry a taste of his own medicine, she has forced him to admit that the Senator's words have an expiration date (a characteristic he shares with President Barack Obama).