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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Treebeard & Botox

As is my wont, I'm using Sunday evening to watch recordings of the morning's talking head shows. Right now I'm watching Sens. Lindsey Graham and John Kerry, neither of whom I'm particularly fond of, being quizzed by Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday (having already watched a remarkably good performance by John McCain on the ABC News program, in which he delivered a heartfelt and rousing defense and continued endorsement of Gov. Palin, among other strong moments).

But I can't concentrate on what Sen. Kerry is saying because I can't stop watching for any signs of normal human movement in his face at eyebrow level and above. He looks considerably less craggy and wrinkled now than he did in 2004. But his eyebrows and forehead look paralyzed. (His hair, of course, has always been blow-dried and plasticized into inertness, and that remains the same.)

I've got the sound turned off, fully aware of the narcoleptic dangers of prolonged exposure to his voice. And I'm just running the segments showing him, in HDTV on a 50" screen, at various speeds to see if I can track any movement. There's absolutely none: smoother skin, yes, but deathly still. It's far more creepy than looking at Joe Biden's hairline.

What a sad, vain punchline John Kerry is. Is there anyone in America to whom this cannot be completely obvious by now, even if they voted for him in 2004?

Posted by Beldar at 09:04 PM in Humor | Permalink


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(1) arb made the following comment | Sep 28, 2008 9:09:11 PM | Permalink

"What a sad, vain punchline John Kerry is."

...He probably think's this campaign's about him...

(2) Aubrey made the following comment | Sep 29, 2008 3:40:38 AM | Permalink

Treebeard? Is that a part of your story that didn't quite make it into the post?

(3) Beldar made the following comment | Sep 29, 2008 5:42:04 AM | Permalink

Along with "Lurch," "Treebeard" is just another one of Kerry's nicknames (e.g., here, here, here).

(4) Aubrey made the following comment | Sep 29, 2008 9:15:33 AM | Permalink

Too obscure for me. I assumed the reference was to Treebeards restaurant, since you're from Houston (as I am). But that made no sense at all.

(5) Treebeard Kerry made the following comment | Sep 29, 2008 6:54:29 PM | Permalink

Releasing your Form 180 to the public? Hoom now, but you are hasty folk. You'll be letting out your real position on Iraq if you're not careful.

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