There are few things more enjoyable than seeing some one slowly hoisted by his own petard. I’ve written about the Democratic Party death spiral before but I’ve left off that for a while. It was actually a bit sad to see one of the major parties self destructing (not least because it leaves the other major party without a corrective).
But the Kerry meltdown is fine entertainment. The intern thing - it’s not gripping for me. First off, it doesn’t, unlike Clinton’s little adventure, involve perjury and the erosion of the rule of law. Second, again unlke Clinton, it doesn’t involve someone being screwed over by the very laws he promoted. And finally, Kerry’s other activities are so awful that even if the intern story is true, it doesn’t register.
The anti-Americanism, the vicious smears of our military forces - these are grand villianies.And wonder of wonders, it’s not a smear or getting splashed by someone else’s problems. Kerry wasn’t peripherally involved, he was front and center. Kerry is being hit by the coincedence of two forces - the rightward shift of the American public (as the failures of modern liberalism become evident to all) and the rise of information technologies that allow ordinary people to dig up and disseminate Kerry’s past. I think I’m going to enjoy the next few months.