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May 23, 2004
John Kerry, Wiseguy

Drudge has a report this morning that John Kerry remarked to a group of reporters about George Bush taking a tumble off of his bike on Friday at his Crawford ranch. According to Drudge:

Kerry told reporters in front of cameras, 'Did the training wheels fall off?'... Reporters are debating whether to treat it is as on or off the record... Developing...

Hmmm. Well, in case anyone has forgotten, the paragon of athletic accomplishment has two tumbles to his credit -- one on his own bicycle earlier this month, and one off his snowboard in Idaho. (Actually, make that last one six falls.) Regarding the Idaho incident, Kerry handled that with as much grace as he apparently shows for Bush's tumble. As I blogged at the time:

As Senator John Kerry carved his Burton snowboard down a green rated Upper College run, another skier interrupted his stride, colliding with the presumptive Democratic nominee at 9,010 feet.

The slope-cade of two Ski Patrollers, several Secret Service agents, two journalists, one camera and one Kerry aide suddenly came to a halt. The Massachusetts Senator lay on the ground, removed his Smith sunglasses, and surveyed the damage.

Assured that the ABC News camera accompanying the entourage had not captured Kerry's fall, the Senator glared at your sloping Noter and assured, "I don't fall down. That son of a bitch ran into me."

I don't fall down. That son of a bitch ran into me. A common proverb instructs that one can get the best measure of a man by how he treats those whose stations are below his. In one response, Kerry confirms his character as a patrician, full-of-himself snob who can never admit to one misstep, instead blaming those around him for any errors he commits.

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Why does anyone like this man? Does anyone like this man?

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at May 23, 2004 7:32 AM

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