Kerry, the anti-Bush

We found one of those ‘foreign leaders’ who really, really, really want Kerry to win… The new Spanish Prime Minister!

“I said during the campaign I hoped Spain and the Spaniards would be ahead of the Americans for once,” Zapatero said in an interview on Onda Cero radio. “First we win here, we change this government, and then the Americans will do it, if things continue as they are in Kerry’s favor.” -WaPo

Perhaps Zapatero has hit on something here, because Al Qaeda has declared a halt to operations in Spain as a result of Zapatero's election. Perhaps surrender is the right way to deal with terrorists. All they want is for us to stop our oppression of them after all and Bush is a noted oppressor and is called a terrorist in some circles for his illegal military actions.

I'm trying to think of a few slogans for the Kerry campaign. "Viva Kerry! Viva Surrender!" or maybe, "Kerry, the cheese-eating-surrender-monkey choice!" or perhaps, "Kerry, the anti-bush."

Zapatero's implicit endorsement of Kerry, the presumptive Democratic nominee, was a surprising public repudiation of a sitting U.S. president by the incoming leader of an allied country and fellow NATO member.

Members of Spain's Popular Party -- which will become the opposition when Zapatero, a 43-year-old lawyer, takes office next month -- immediately criticized Zapatero's remarks, saying they demonstrated his inexperience in diplomacy. -WaPo

Posted by Eric Simonson at March 18, 2004 12:16 AM