Now that John Kerry's "Innocent me is being attacked by 'assorted right-wing nut jobs'" line is proving wholly insufficient for the job, he is changing tacts to calling his major gaffe a "botched" joke.
If we buy that lame excuse, he is implying that Bush, being of inferior mind to, say, John Kerry, ended up "stuck in Iraq" due to inferior intelligence and work ethic.
It seems a strange argument to make, even in the name of humor, considering Bush actually performed better at Yale than did Kerry.
If dumb Bush did better than Kerry in school, what does that make Kerry? Judging by his most recent comments, I suppose it would make him super-dumb.
Of course, that is not to suggest that he is as dumb, or as lazy, as the average American troop.
Malkin has reaction from "assorted right-wing nut job" soldiers here, here, and here.
Kerry proves the old adage that Democrats are their own worst enemies. I have thought for months that they would find a way to screw up this incredibly favorable election climate. This might be the straw that broke the Donkey's back.