Thursday, May 07, 2009

Have you heard the one about the empathetic Republican?

I'll let David Broder tell it:

When I saw him in his hotel room at the San Diego convention, Kemp asked me, "What's the first thing I do when I make a speech?"

"You take off your jacket and roll up your sleeves," I said, having seen the ritual a hundred times.

"You know," he said, "Dole's wounds -- he can't even do that for himself." And Jack Kemp wept.
I hear he was inconsolable over poor John McCain losing count of his houses.