Wednesday night, John Kerry launched — to use President Bush's words — a "litany of complaints" against his opponent, alleging that the administration has failed in every way possible.
The Massachusetts liberal was especially eloquent about what he termed the Republican Party's callous treatment of the poor.
"They've wound up not even extending unemployment benefits . . ."
Well, imagine that.
Now, exactly why were the unemployment benefits not extended?
Because a bill designed to do so just barely failed in the Senate in May.
Absent was John Forbes Kerry — off busily running for president.
Had he walked into the Senate last May, taken his seat and backed up his rhetoric with an actual vote, he might have made a difference.
But, of course, he didn't.
So the bill failed, 59-40 (it needed 60 votes to pass) — and thus an extension was dead for this year.
Again, John Kerry's absence effectively killed it.
Now he blames its demise on Bush.
The man's arrogance is breathtaking.
Today I drink from the keg of glory, bring me the finest muffins and bagels in all the land.