The ever-irrepressible Stephen Green links this New York Times article: Kerry Urges Alito Filibuster, but His Reception Is Cool, with the title What Do You Do With a Broken Party?
Fer chrissakes, Kerry literally phoned his objections in! From fracking Switzerland!! Does Frank J. know of this?
What is noteworthy about the Times article is the nearly uniformly negative vibe cast regarding Kerry's awkward attempts to promote a last-minute filibuster of Sam Alito. As they say in the boonies, "When you've lost the New York Times, you've lost," well, the mindlessly parochial urban upper-class vote.
But I'm sure there's a truly pithy quote regarding this in the boonies, somewhere...
The main reason I'm linking this -aside from the excellent "heads up" from Mr. Green- is this felicitous phrase:
In the space of 48 hours, the three top Democrats for 2008 proved themselves to have all the staying power of a nervous virgin on the set of a porn shoot.
I have to nominate this as the early front-runner of the 2006 Sweepstakes for exellence in phrase-coining. Or some such. ;)