The “mystery” of which foreign leaders are “endorsing” John Kerry continues to elude the public (as well as Kerry himself). For the record Kerry is big in socialist countries. The two foreign leaders that have “gone public” endorsing him are Kim Jong-Il of North Korea, as well as the newly elected terrorist-appeasing socialist Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero of Spain.

But “Flapjack” Kerry has gotten a tad testy over the issue. The fact that he made up the assertion aside, he finds it annoying that people keep hounding him about it. He even told a voter attending his town hall meeting in Pennsylvania, that it was “none of his (the voter’s) business as to who the ‘foreign leaders’ were that he had met with.” Talk about hospitality. This remarkable act of good will was followed by much finger pointing and irritated lecturing of said voter – also excellent goodwill campaign techniques.

Kerry is bothered by the reality he has created. That is, he cooks on one side until the heat gets too hot then he flips. But it seems that when John F. Kerry has his “Flapjack” attributes highlighted, he also has a slight temper. Unfortunately for him, the early and all too easy primary did not help him prepare for the true test of a presidential campaign. And it’s starting to show.

When a liberal lacks substance, he must manipulate facts or imagine them. He must also ask people to believe him in spite of the facts. Telling off voters for asking you to substantiate a claim that you know you made up is infuriating – thus, why “Flapjack” found himself ridiculing the poor man. But the week didn’t get any easier for Kerry as it went on.

On Wednesday, Kerry trying to defend himself against the charge that he had voted against supplying body armor for the troops in Iraq said, “I actually did vote for the 87 billion dollars before I voted against it.”

OK, maybe he believes Americans are lemmings. Maybe we lack the “grace” or “sophistication” of the brie-stuffing, merlot-chugging French, but even the les incompetents, know that sounds ridiculous.

As Vice President Cheney pointed out on Wednesday, “Kerry voted against body armor for troops when he opposed the $87 billion emergency supplemental bill to pay for operations and reconstruction in Iraq that was passed in October last year.”

But speaking to an audience after wrapping up the Democratic nomination with his win in Illinois, Kerry said, “I can tell you right now: In a Kerry administration, no one will be getting body armor as a gift from a loved one – it will come from the Armed Forces of the United States of America. We will supply our troops with everything they need.”

John “Flapjack” Kerry also took differing tones and positions on Iraq – all in one 24-hour span.

“Flapjack” – the appeaser – said:

We are still bogged down in Iraq and the administration stubbornly holds to failed policies … What we have seen is a steady loss of lives and mounting cost in dollars with no end in sight. The lesson here is fundamental: At times, conflict comes, and the decision must be made. For a president, the decision may be lonely, but that does not mean that America should go it alone.

Hours later, following the deadly bombing of 12 Iraqis in Baghdad, “Flapjack” – the “fighter” – released a written statement:

The United States must send a strong message that these cowardly acts will only strengthen our resolve … We must make it clear to all that now is the time to come together to fight our common enemies.

A day in the life of John “Flapjack” Kerry is certainly difficult for his campaign spokespersons to keep track of …

“Let’s see … note to campaign staff … have Howard Dean link Bush to Spain bombings at our press conference.”

Hours later …

“Bad idea … release statement saying ‘it’s not our position’ …”

Trying to make cohesive sense of what John Kerry’s message intends is like reading a book beginning with page one and alternating every other page with the end of the book and working your way toward the middle. I guess you could figure it all out – but the effort it would take would be far more trouble than its worth.

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