Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Department of That Didn't Take Long

Sigh. Here we go.

WASHINGTON, July 6 — In John Edwards, Senator John Kerry selected a running mate who embodies the very attributes that some Democrats worry that Mr. Kerry lacks: a vigorous campaign presence, an engaging personal manner and a crisp message that stirred Democrats from Iowa to New Hampshire.

In the catalogue of journalistic sins this campaign season, this analysis isn't that bad, I know, but it just burns me up to see even the somewhat flattering stories about Edwards used as subtle digs at Kerry.

John Kerry connected with voters and stirred Democrats just fine in Iowa and New Hampshire, as I recall, seeing as he got more votes in those states than any other Democratic candidate. How hard is this?

Oh, and "trial lawyer?" Appears three times. If this were a drinking game, I'd be hammered already.