From David Knowles at Politics Daily:
Speaking before a group of business and civic leaders in Boston, Sen. John Kerry let fly with an ill-advised attempt at humor. The butt of the joke, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, is not likely to be amused. In a reference to South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, who was, at the time the joke was told, believed to be talking a prolonged, solitary hike on the Appalachian Trail, the Massachusetts Democrat told the crowd:
"Too bad," Kerry said, "if a governor had to go missing it couldn't have been the governor of Alaska. You know, Sarah Palin."The fact that Kerry, like the rest of us, did not know that Sanford was really down in Argentina with the woman with whom he's been having an extramarital affair is beside the point. This joke is simply awful. A) Hoping for a person's disappearance, even in jest, and even if she is a political enemy, is just not nice. B) Sanford and Palin are on virtually equal footing in terms of their political leanings. Both are far-right, Christian conservatives. So why single Palin out in such a crass way? Perhaps Kerry should consider leaving the comedy routines to the likes of David Letterman... oh, wait. On second thought...
John Kerry's just not a very funny guy.
And Barack Obama's not very funny either: Making jokes about Nancy Reagan having "seances" in the White House.
In fact, the current crop of Democrats aren't the list bit funny. One can't even picture White House Press Secretary Gibbs making a joke about anything. And Rahm Emanuel's so sinister his lame attempts at jokes all turn out to be just this side of mean.
And Nancy Pelosi? Well, Queen Nancy is funny to look at.