October 22, 2004

Ketchup Boy looking more like Elmer Fudd

John Kerry, looking more like Elmer Fudd than American Sportsman, went goose hunting yesterday in Ohio.

Kerry stepped out of a field in a camouflage jacket and toting a 12-gauge shotgun, but with someone else carrying his goose.

"I'm too lazy," Kerry joked. "I'm still giddy over the Red Sox. It was hard to focus."
He was referring to the Red Sox ALCS win over the Yankees the night before. Kerry stayed up late watching the game, then got up for the 7AM hunting trip at a supporter's farm in Boardman, OH.

The GOP and the National Rifle Association criticized Kerry's obvious 2nd Amendment photo op.

Campaigning in Ohio, Vice President Dick Cheney (news - web sites) on Thursday criticized Kerry's hunting excursion, saying, "The second amendment is more than just a photo opportunity."

The National Rifle Association said it bought a full-page ad in Thursday's Youngstown newspaper that says Kerry is posing as a sportsman while opposing gun-owners' rights. Kerry has denied NRA claims that he wants to "take away" guns, but he supported the ban on assault-type weapons and requiring background checks at gun shows

"If John Kerry thinks the Second Amendment is about photo ops, he's Daffy," says the ad the NRA said would run in The Vindicator. It features a large photo of Kerry with his finger on a shotgun trigger but looking in another direction.

Meanwhile, labor unions have been circulating fliers among workers that say Kerry won't take away guns. "He likes his own gun too much," says one of the fliers from the Building Trades Department of the AFL-CIO that features a picture of Kerry aiming a shotgun.

This begs the obvious question: Is Kerry's shotgun photo-op (sans goose, of course, lest he piss off the PETA crowd) every bit as stupid as the Dukakis tank photo-op in 1988?

It sounds like the Kerry campaign is in meltdown with stupid (Kerry's "gay" gaffe in the final debate) quote after stupid (Teresa Heinz-Ketchup's insult of teachers and librarians this week) quote after stupid (Kerry's "Elmer Fudd" photo op yesterday) image.

How long before he pisses off yet another group of Americans with his obvious pandering and idiotic statements? I'm sure he "has a plan" to prevent himself from looking stupid. But of course, he'll never let us in on what his plan is.

Posted by mhking at October 22, 2004 08:11 AM
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