|Man Without Qualities|
Monday, December 02, 2002
Mickey Kaus asks: What is it that makes so many people, myself included, intensely dislike Sen. John Kerry? This is the great mystery surrounding his 2004 presidential campaign. Talking Points has noted that the press corps do not like Senator Kerry, either - although Mr. Marshall does.
Well, this is just a thought, now, but I think one reason so many people, myself included, intensely dislike Sen. John Kerry is a form of arachnidphobia.
Yes, arachnidphobia - fear of spiders. Simply put, Senator Kerry bears a tragic, physical resemblance to a spider, a resemblance to which many people react poorly. Senator Kerry is a rather large, lanky sort - which makes him an Aragog: "ara" (from "arachnid") "gog" (from "big") - see also, "Gog" and "Magog." Of course, this does not reflect poorly on the Senator, but it probably reduces his electabilty on a national level.
Deletion - Correction
The rest of the post regarding the question "What is it that makes so many people, myself included, intensely dislike Sen. John Kerry?" has been deleted because it contained a serious error: mistaking a pro-Kerry website for Senator Kerry's own website.
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