My Friend

Some things that shouldn’t have been said at the Democratic National Committee Convention last week:

Joe Biden:

John McCain is my friend.

Hillary Clinton:

Now, John McCain is my colleague and my friend.

John Kerry:

I have known and been friends with John McCain for almost 22 years.

There was no need for anyone to proclaim their everlasting friendship with John McCain at the convention to nominate his opponent. Why push this out at every opportunity? The man’s a disaster waiting to happen to the country, and the most recent Democratic presidential candidate, the person who almost won this year’s nomination, and the current vice-presidential nominee are all driven to express their abiding ties to McCain? Sure, they complained about his policies, too, but this kind of chummy relationship goes just too far.

Can anyone remember John F. Kennedy or Lyndon Johnson talking about being pals with Richard Nixon? Or Johnson and Hubert Humphrey saying what a good buddy Barry Goldwater was?