Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Kerry objects to the circulation of an old campaign photo

Set the dials on the way-back machine to 2003, Mr. Peabody! John Kerry is upset about some very old news. No, not his "I'd like a Philly cheese-steak with Swiss cheese" debacle:

Kerry, you may have heard, failed miserably... He ordered a cheesesteak with Swiss cheese... Now I suppose in some corners of the world, Swiss is a perfectly acceptable sandwich ingredient. Switzerland, maybe.

But in Philadelphia, ordering Swiss on a cheesesteak is like rooting for Dallas at an Eagles game. It isn't just politically incorrect; it could get you a poke in the nose.

Instead, he reportedly wants to suppress this photo taken by Dan Habib of the Concord Monitor in 2003.

The Washington Post explained the original situation:

As if things weren't going badly enough for John F. Kerry, the senator from Massachusetts has been bitten by a Psycho Chihuahua.

The attack occurred 10 days ago in Hopkinton, N.H., when Kerry went to speak to a class at Hopkinton High. This appearance resulted in a most unhelpful photo for the onetime front-runner for the Democratic nomination, snapped by Concord Monitor photo editor Dan Habib. The image is of Kerry making an earnest point to student Mark LaGuardia, who, unbeknownst to the candidate, is wearing a T-shirt that proclaims on the back: "Your mouth keeps moving but all I hear is 'BLAH, BLAH, BLAH.' "

Kerry asked that any copies of this photo are emailed to his staff immediately to ensure they can't be used against him in any future campaign.

Hat tip: Oriental Redneck.

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