New Kerry? Old Kerry? Either way, we heart him.
John Kerry has been kicking the requisite ass this week, and we have tried our best to blog apace. Today, however, Senator Superhero is WAY the heck ahead of us. Try to bear with us.
First of all, I love the sight of a Kerry op-ed in my morning paper. The Senator writes:
Imagine telling women in 49 states that their insurance no longer has to cover mammogram screenings for breast cancer. Or taking away coverage of diabetes supplies from 5.7 million Americans living with the disease. Or dropping mental health parity protections in 39 states.
That's exactly what could happen if Republican leaders in Congress get their way. And that's just the risk for the Americans lucky enough to have health care coverage. For those Americans without coverage, the message is even worse. Read more...
Unfortunately, the Mercury News did not see fit to provide a picture along with the good Senator's op-ed. But who am I to look a gift horse in so massive a mouth? Especially when we have a Photobucket account for such things. See:
And that's not even from today. I'm just posting it because I like it.
In a piece called "The New Kerry" over at The Nation, Ari Berman is starting to sound like KV and me. Now, I maintain that there's no new Kerry, only new Kerry fans, but what do I know? Thank you for your insights, Ari. It's so good of you to join us.
And Taylor Marsh may have a little crush. Welcome, Taylor, to the club.
Also today, some lucky students at American University got to see the Senator in the flesh. No pics or video of the remarks are available yet, but, as always, text is available at the Democratic Daily, as is an mp3 for your listening pleasure.
Fangirls who feel like throwing virtual panties today will want to head over to Daily Kos, where the Senator posted earlier, and has even responded to a smattering of comments. Good times.
And finally, I watched all five seasons of Curb Your Enthusiasm and became a big fan of star/auteur Larry David, but never a fangirl. Could his lending his voice - quite literally - to a new book by Greg Palast on how Kerry won the presidency in '04 account for my change of heart? Get the podcast here.