Regardless of how you feel about John Kerry as a U.S. Senator, I think you'll agree he doesn't have a big future as a stand-up comic.
He says his comment earlier this week -- saying those who aren't smart get stuck in Iraq - was aimed at President Bush. A lot of other people - President Bush included - think it was a slap at the intelligence of our troops.
Either way, it was delivered poorly and fell flat as an attempt at humor.
But more importantly, even if it was intended as Kerry maintains, it was a direct and unprovoked attack upon President Bush. Which made Kerry's outrage a bit hard to swallow when he responded to his critics by saying, "I'm sick and tired of these despicable Republican attacks."
Wait a minute, Senator. Who attacked first, here? You have every right to speak your mind, but you don't get to have it both ways.
You weren't responding to something Mr. Bush had said about you. You cast the first stone in this case. Which negated any right to complain when your target chose to respond in kind.
I certainly don't want our national political discussion to descend to the schoolyard level of "But he hit me first!" But in this case, Mr. Kerry, you did hit him first.
And when you do that, sir, you really shouldn't act surprised to find your nemesis waiting for you in the playground after school.
I'm Bill Lamb, and that's my...Point of View.