Monday, October 11, 2004

John Kerry mentioned Christopher Reeve in Friday's presidential debate.

Christopher Reeve died Sunday.

And on Monday, John Kerry started using Christopher Reeve's corpse on the campaign trail.
Kerry, who knew the "Superman" actor for about 15 years through family and dedication to the same causes, said Reeve left him a long voice mail on Saturday thanking him for campaigning on the possibilities of a cure for conditions like his.

The brave Christopher Reeve phoned Kerry. Sounds sweet... until you think about it, and realize that Reeve was obviously in such a weakened state that the energy he expended leaving Kerry a 'long voice mail' surely sapped his strength and impacted his already precarious health, meaning that JOHN KERRY KILLED CHRISTOPHER REEVE!

Okay, maybe that was a bit much. After all, Reeve was the one who allegedly called Kerry, when he probably should have been doing something more productive like breathing or pressing that little button they give you when you've fallen and can't get up. But still.

I'll be voting for Kerry, but I'm totally turned off by this display of necroophiliac campaigning. There is a time and place to evoke the legacy of Christopher Reeve, and that's not gratuitously in the middle of a speech on energy policy.