Saturday, July 29, 2006
DP Miracle Workers
.....................During the 2004 presidential campaign, vice presidential candidate John Edwards promised that if Mr. Kerry were elected president, people like Christopher Reeve — who had just died — would get up from their wheelchairs and walk. Now we can add this to "The Miracles of President Kerry" — a book which, sadly, won't ever be written:
"If I was president, this wouldn't have happened," Mr. Kerry said this week, referring to the ongoing Middle East crisis. So, after curing paralysis and ending war, Mr. Kerry would be just one small miracle away from sainthood, if only the American people had been a bit wiser.
And so the Middle East continues to erupt and acute spinal injuries remain a fact of life. Humanity can blame Ohio.
As for what would have been Mr. Kerry's third miracle, the editorial page is at a loss. Healing the blind? Turning water into wine (of course when he isn't walking on it)? But those have already been done. Alas, the world might never know.
So instead of St. Kerry the Healer, it's plain old John Kerry the Knave.