Kerry: I’d push Ahmadinejad off a cliff

posted at 8:25 pm on June 30, 2006 by Allahpundit

If I’d known this is what he meant by “the global test,” I’d have voted for the jerk.

Not very nuanced at all, though:

Today, Bush and Koizumi visit Graceland. So we wondered, if given the chance, which world leaders would the 2008 presidential candidates take on a trip, where would they go, and why?…

2004 Democratic presidential nominee and Sen. John Kerry: “I’m sure I’d get in trouble if I said I’d take Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the Grand Canyon and push, but man would that exorcise some ’04 campaign demon.”

I like how he works the election in there. Ahmadinejad being an apocalyptic crypto-Nazi lunatic isn’t enough reason to take him out; it’s losing to Bush that finally sends Kerry over the edge. You can almost hear the gears turning as he tries to come up with something that’ll make him sound tough while not alienating the nutroots.

Go read what some other pols had to say. I like Huckabee’s answer best, although Romney’s is good too, if a bit cheesy.


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did he vote for doing that before he decided not to?

Defector01 on June 30, 2006 at 8:28 PM

Am I reading that wrong, or did Flipper just imply that he would like to push our President off of a cliff so as to appease some imagined deamon living inside of himself, but would settle for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad?

Sheesh! Get the guy the PEST cure already!

DannoJyd on June 30, 2006 at 8:41 PM

….but, would the buffoon Kerry wear the ‘boonie’ hat given by the CIA agent as he pushed Ahmadinejad over the edge?

Better still, would he sacrifice and accomplish this goal at Christmas, just as he sacrificed to enter Cambodia on a secret mission during the holiday period?
Just think, John Kerry may have the opportunity to win another “fake but real” Purple Heart.

Grouper on June 30, 2006 at 9:34 PM

to pay tribute to a drug-addled sex addict who died on the toilet

The unbiased media strikes again.

And cut Kerry some slack, guys, it is tough trying to out Moonbat Gore these days. Can’t fault the guy for struggling.

B Moe on June 30, 2006 at 9:36 PM

Sorry, I don’t think Kerry would push Hitler off of the couch…..

sMack on June 30, 2006 at 10:49 PM

The sad thing is that while Kerry dithered over whether he should push or not, Ahmadinejad would probably push HIM off. And, yes, that would be a bad thing. Kerry is an idiot, but he’s an American idiot. Gotta take the American doofus over the dirtbag dictator.

Ron_S on June 30, 2006 at 10:54 PM

Kerry, Kerry, Kerry! Why in the world do we waste our time even commentating on this human piece of garbage???

NEMETI IN SYRACUSE on June 30, 2006 at 11:50 PM

You gotta admit, regardless of what you think of Kerry it IS nice to hear someone with some political prominence in this country say that.

Makes the head hit the pillow a little easier at the end of the day…

Now if we could only work on the Senate…

venmax on July 1, 2006 at 12:07 AM

Would Senator Kerry push the Iranian Despot to his death, even if he had not made previous arrangements to film the spectacle for inclusion in his next Presidential Campaign Autohagiography? I would expect that an interview of the poor Enlisted Rating, who held Mr. Kerry’s Movie Camera in Viet Nam all those many years ago, might provide America an interesting insight into the mind of a junior naval officer determined to achieve mastery over a distracted electorate some decades later. What, aside from living betimes in France, has caused this scion of privlege to hold his fellow citizens in such contempt? So many questions~~ So few answers!

Waumpuscat on July 1, 2006 at 12:13 AM

I can’t get the image out of my mind: Kerry in fatigues and long hair in front of some congressional inquiry, talking about how his “fellow soldiers” did bad things “in a manner reminiscent of Jenjis Khan.” What a Moonbat.

And then, in my madness, I pan the camera back to get a good, wide, long look at the 1960′s dipshits who comprise the Democratic party leadership. Rich kid hippies, drug addicts, militant black separatists, defenders of antisocial Muslim cop killers.

I feel a little like Dukakis might have felt as he got swamped by GHW Bush in ’88: how are we not just beating the pants off these guys?

Well…at least we are beating them.

Jaibones on July 1, 2006 at 12:35 AM

The only way Ahmadinejad would be in danger, while accompanying Kerry to the Grand Canyon, is if he hogged the video camera or if he mussed Kerry’s hair.

Aunt B on July 1, 2006 at 10:09 AM

What an empty threat. Like Imadingabat would be anywhere near the Grand Canyon…Make a real threat Carrie Kerry. His campaign has started, plain and simple. And like most on the left, he too will say ANYTHING to get votes. Watching him on H&C the other night, you would swear it was Kerry’s cousin in his disgraceful attempt of trying to buddy up with Hannity…puke. 2 more years of his bipolar rhetoric.

shooter on July 1, 2006 at 11:17 AM

So, I see JFKetchup has been smoking from the “if” spliff again…

Kid from Brooklyn on July 1, 2006 at 12:07 PM

John Kerry would shudder in his nikes in a face to face with the Iranian Prez.

gary on July 1, 2006 at 3:56 PM

Kerry talking tough about a situation that would never happen. What a shock. As the donkeys are already at the starting gate for Prez Election ’08, jockeying for position, let’s try to keep them straight: Kerry talking tough. HClinton’s a ‘false-positive’ moderate.
Howard Dean talking crazy. Maybe he’s their “moderate”.
Not that I’m complaining, but MMoore has been quiet for quite awhile-be prepared for some new MMoore docu-lies to come out soon, spurring on the Democratic voters who probably wish that he would just go away. Every day that the economy grows stronger, I imagine that another thousand Democrats switch parties to vote Republican, as they now have personal wealth which they would like to see grow. Personal IRAs may cause the defeat of more Democratic candidates than political rhetoric.
Who can they convince of our country being in such terrible shape under a Republican administration? Even the unions are telling the Democrats that business is good.
John Kerry would be in quite a quandary if somehow he and Ahmadenejad did arrive at the Grand Canyon at the same time.
Should he curtsy, or simply surrender?

Doug on July 2, 2006 at 1:31 AM

Didn’t I hear the Lion say that in The Wizard of Oz?

Of all the reasons to push Ahmadinejad off a cliff, exorcising a campaign demon is a last choice.

However, I am intrigued to learn more about campaign demons. I am glad to see Kerry ponders exocism, but why stop at campaign demons?

Is cliff-pushing within the Geneva Convention? You no longer have to be a signing party to the Geneva Convention to be covered by it, according to the Suprememe Court.

On that tangent, there are so many more places we have failed to apply the Geneva Convention, the school-yard for instance, and illegal alien protests?

In the new Geneva Convention, uniforms don’t matter, so even public school yards are covered.

I fear that even campaign demons may be covered by the New Geneva Convention, thus bringing the legality of exorcism into question.

What gives a priest, or Kerry, the right to exorcise a demon, without due process for demons under the Geneva Convention?

Like illegal aliens, just because a campaign demon has invited himself into your inner id is no reason to evict him.

Kerry has opened new Vistas with his clever comment. Hurray for the Ivy League!

entagor on July 3, 2006 at 11:32 AM

One thing to consider-no one actually believes that Kerry would push anyone off a cliff. It’s just like the 2004 campaign all over again:Kerry talks tough, and no one believes him. And bringing his 2004 loss into the mix? Reminding everyone that he was a loser? Does that show any presidential qualities? Maybe he learned it from Gore, the “former next President of the United States”.

Doug on July 3, 2006 at 2:34 PM

KERRY’S IRAN SOLUTION: I’ll push Mahmoud Ahmadinejad off a cliff–but don’t worry, it’s only two feet high.

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on July 5, 2006 at 10:12 AM