Roger L. Simon

One of the sad things about being at a convention...

… is that you can’t keep up with the booze… I mean news. There I was knocking down gin & tonics at the National Review Party… a mob scene of mob scenes… [Why is it that political magaziness have no-host bars but Hollywood studios comp magnums of Dom Perignon?–ed. Do I have to answer that question?]… that the interesting political news of the day went right by me until I was live on Hugh Hewitt’s show from MSG fifteen minutes ago and Hugh asked… “Whaddya think of Edwards?” Actually Hugh said “What did you think of Edwards?” (he has excellent enunciation, unlike your genial host).

Apparently Mr. Edwards, the man I voted for in the California Democratic Primary, is telling us, according to Reuters that

If elected U.S. president, Sen. John Kerry would offer Iran a deal allowing it to keep its nuclear power plants if it gave up the right to retain bomb-making nuclear fuel, said Kerry’s vice presidential running mate in an interview published on Monday.

Well, for all you 911 Democrats sitting on the fence, that’s about as good a reason as I could think of not to vote for Kerry and Edwards. In fact, I’ll go further. The idea that Iranian mullahs would tell the truth to the US government or anybody else in the West is an absurd joke. Edwards, I would imagine, is an historical illiterate when it comes to Iran. Somebody in the press should ask him a few questions. [Not that most of them know.-ed. No they don’t.] It’s an absolute affront to the Iranian students who dearly seek freedom that they would propose such a thing. Shame, shame on Kerry and Edwards. This is a country where there are public hangings of sixteen-year old girls yet they act as if their leaders can be trusted. Huh?