It's like a Greek tragedy.
And our doomed hero is John Kerry. And the tragedy, like many Greek tragedies revolves around hubris. Ego and pride goeth before a fall.
Or, to update the story for the 21st Century, we can simply and accurately say that there simply isn't a politician alive that is as stupid as John Kerry.
A clearly panicked Kerry called Don Imus, unannounced, this morning. And Don Imus, a great friend and supporter of John Kerry, gave Kerry every chance to clear the deck and issue and simple, brief and mild apology to the military, veterans and their families for Kerry's (possibly) inadvertent and (possibly) misinterpreted remarks on Monday.
And Kerry almost, sort of, tried. Well, not really. Kerry just couldn't and wouldn't do it.
I'm hoping we can have video (or at least audio) later today. ***UPDATE - HERE IT IS ****
Don Imus actually begged Kerry to apologize. It was embarrassing. It was like watching a train wreck in slow motion.
Finally when Kerry clearly wasn't going to apologize, Imus begged him to not campaign for anyone, except Republican (and Imus nemesis) Joe Barton.
- "I did everything I could possibly do to get John Kerry to dig himself out of the hole.... But Senator Kerry.... I just don't know. This is another expample of people being misserved by their staff. It's just idiotic."
"John, please go down and campaign for Joe Barton."
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