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Even The Left Bashes 'Botox' Kerry

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Thursday, July 29, 2004 8:04 p.m. EDT

Even the Left Bashes 'Botox' Kerry

We just received the latest from liberal Sam Smith's Progressive Review, with Smith's latest "Notes" on the Democrat Convention.

Here are some of his observations:

* "Next time let's try to get Ron Reagan Jr to sound a little less like a trial lawyer and that trial lawyer to sound a little less like Ron Reagan Sr."

* "Edwards reminded me of one of those attorneys where you want to acquit the defendant just because he got stuck with such poor counsel."

* "Can we round up a few more people who look like Edwards' parents? That crowd on the convention floor isn't the sort you'd find at Wal-Mart (or, in sufficient numbers, in the voting booth)"

As for Kerry's speech tonight, Smith concludes:

"Good luck with tonight. Just bear in mind that there is no Botox for the soul.

*"THINGS TO REMEMBER WHILE WATCHING KERRY TONIGHT: Kerry is your classic Washington Ivy League preppy hustler who gets ahead by substituting gravitas for achievement and, in Russell Baker's phrase, letting solemnity serve for seriousness. He has done little in the Senate, produced few bills of significance, and even missed most of his intelligence committee hearings. He is arrogant, narcissistic, and so self-serving that he even filmed reenactments of his Vietnam exploits for future use. He is wrong on Iraq, healthcare, education, the Middle East, and the Patriot Act and when he is right he doesn't say it very well. On the other hand, like 98% of the American voting age population, he is better in many ways than George W. Bush but the only such person with the backing of a major party."

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