Imagine you’re John Kerry’s campaign manager. Imagine that your candidate gives an interview to GQ in which the following dialogue occurs:
Kerry tells Hainey that he had a telephone relationship with Marlon Brando in 1985 and 1986, during the contras: “He took a huge interest in it. And he would call me. He was always asking questions. And he’d give me advice. I took his advice on a couple of angles. A couple of points.”
Meanwhile Rush Limbaugh starts riffing on Kerry as Marlon Brando to his 20 million listeners.
And James Lileks writes:
Perhaps the article has the details, and we will learn that Kerry based his pro-Sandinista policies on Mr. Brando