Thursday, 12 February 2004

Kerry's “pants malfunction”

Well, I’m the last one to pick up on this outside the mainstream media. Random, barely-articulated thoughts:

  • I don’t buy the Republican smear theory. For starters, Wes Clark’s people have been shopping it for a while, and I’m pretty sure Clark isn’t a Republican (or a Democrat, for that matter).
  • I think James Joyner is right: only Republicans can suffer actual career damage from bimbo eruptions.

Anyway, the old aphorism always holds: “where there’s smoke there’s fire… at least, unless someone’s installed a smoke machine.”