Ed Driscoll

Convention Flash!

In a shock announcement at the 2004 Democratic Convention, John Kerry ended his campaign under mysterious circumstances, informing the press that Howard Dean would run as the Democrats’ presidential candidate, with John Edwards as the party’s vice presidential nominee.

Unconfirmed and anonymous rumors state this photograph may have something to do with Kerry’s surprising return to the Senate.

(Yes, this is satire. But the Kerry-in-the-bunny-suit photo (found via Instapundit)isn’t, and will now be making the rounds on the Internet at warp speed.)

Update: Just a thought: sooner or later, somebody’s going to do an online or TV commercial with that photo and, ala 2001: A Space Odyssey, Johann Strauss’s “The Blue Danube Waltz”, or perhaps Richard Strauss’s “Also Sprach Zarathustra”–or maybe simply John Williams’ theme from Star Wars.

Another Update: Rich Lowry writes, “…a real political pro drop by our work space here [at the convention]. We showed him the Kerry space picture–the first time he had seen it. His mouth was literally agape: ‘That’s the first real mistake they’ve made.'”

Meanwhile, the Freepers and Steve Green’s commenters are, not surprisingly, having a field day with the photo.