Since I pointed out Senator Kerry's detour into self-parody, I am legally obligated to point out this statement by President Bush:
"...a political candidate who jumps to conclusions without knowing the facts is not a person you want as your commander in chief."
(Sorry, imaginary readers. I love Bush, too. But this one red-lines the irony-meter.)
(UPDATE: I know Bush would dispute that he jumped to conclusions without knowing the facts vis-a-vis Iraq. For the record, I would dispute that, too. But Kerry would likewise dispute my characterization of his efforts in Vietnam. But both of them, or more accurately, both of their speechwriters, would have done well to anticipate how these statements would sound to the opposition.)
(UPDATE 10/28: Copycat.)