a letter to john kerry
Dear John Kerry,
We do have a "regime change" process around here. It's called an election. It is something you will never be on the winning end of.
It is probably not a wise decision to suck up to the anti-war protesters at this point, as they will be eating the same crow as you in a few weeks time. By using their "regime change" mantra, you are in fact aligning yourself with a group of people who think socialism is a good thing.
When you say "''I don't think they're going to trust this president, no matter what. I believe it deeply, that it will take a new president of the United States, declaring a new day for our relationship with the world, to clear the air and turn a new page on American history," what you are saying is that the job of the president is to appease, beg and suck up to countries that will only give you their hand when you are offering something. If that is the case then you would probably fit the bill perfectly, Mr. Kerry. However, I - and I believe most of the population of this country - do not see the role of the president as that of a wimpy kiss-ass, so you are shit out of luck in that respect.
Have a nice run at the White House. Enjoy the travel, the sights, the press attention. I bet you five bucks that by this time next year you will be wishing you never uttered the words "regime change" in such a manner.
This post was written in conjunction with Todd the Empirical* Hot Tub Overseer.
*I'm using the word Empirical instead of Imperial so as not to rip off or piss off Misha.