No... John "Flexible and able to recognise flawed thinking" Kerry. says the Register Editorial Board. Okay, they don't mention him by name, but you get the idea. Here's the whole thing:
It seems the worst insult a political candidate can hurl during a campaign is that the opponent has "waffled." Wavered. Changed his or her mind. It's a simplistic insult that implies changing views is a weakness that can't be tolerated in leaders.
As anyone who is human knows, that's a ridiculous assertion.
Someone once said the only people who do not change their minds are those who can't -- because they're in cemeteries.
Life, after all, is constantly changing. It requires people to change with it.
Perhaps the best leader is the one who has the ability to change a view, change directions, see something anew, accept new information, recognize flawed thinking and chart a new course.
Someone who changes views is not nearly so frightening a leader as one who can't or won't.
Yep, every vice a virtue and opportunistic political posturing transformed by editorial magic into wisdom and flexibility. Steadfastness and resolution in time of war morphed into scary, Neanderthal stupidity.
I especially love the "Life... is constantly changing." angle. A true knee slapper, given how the REB fears the dynamism of the marketplace.
By October, those huge-brained editorialists are going to be foaming at the mouth. I can hardly wait.