Why is Kerry so widely derided for having a political tin ear when Reid gets a mostly free pass? He reads Keith Olbermann into the Congressional Record, he refuses (initially) to return tainted campaign contributions, he threatens the broadcasting license of television networks that dare to besmirch Bill Clinton’s legacy, and now this. The only difference between him and Waffles is that Waffles married his money while Reid made his through “creative” land deals.

Here’s the press release via the lovely KP, whose e-mail to me in its entirety read “AAAAARRRRRGHHHH.” Quote:

John Boehner ought to be ashamed. He’s blaming our troops for failures in Iraq. If he wants to cast blame, he can start by looking in the mirror because he and his Congressional Republican colleagues have rubberstamped the Bush Administration’s failed policy for nearly four years. Our troops in Iraq have performed bravely. It’s political leaders like Congressman Boehner and Donald Rumsfeld, who have failed. I expect President Bush and Congressional Republicans, who demanded John Kerry apologize, hold their own party’s majority leader to a much higher standard. There’s no spinning his disparaging comments. He made them. He needs to apologize.

Here, in streaming video, are the awful comments for which Harry Reid is demanding an apology.

There’s no spinning them. In which case, when does Time magazine plan to apologize?

Dan Riehl e-mails to say that Kerrygate might not be quite dead yet. Mark Levin supposedly said on his radio show tonight that quotes will surface tomorrow that suggest Kerry was indeed discussing the troops, not Bush, when he made his remarks. I’m skeptical, but this is Waffles we’re talking about. We shall see. Meanwhile, Cheney’s getting in his uppercuts while he can.

KP was all over Kerry earlier today. Lucky guy.