Under pressure to identify the “foreign leaders” he claims support him in his bid to oust President Bush, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass) today named his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry.
“Teresa was born in Mozambique and is fluent in five languages,” Mr. Kerry told reporters onboard his campaign jet. “You don’t get more foreign than that.” [SNIP]
Secretary of State Colin Powell, who had challenged Mr. Kerry over the weekend to identify the unnamed foreign leaders who supported his candidacy, reacted sharply to the Senator’s statement, calling it “bogus.”
“Mrs. Kerry may be as foreign as all get-out, but no way is she a leader,” Mr. Powell said on CNN’s “Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer.”
But Mr. Kerry fired back, arguing, “Colin Powell doesn’t know what the hell he’s talking about. I live with Teresa. Not only is she a leader, she’s a freaking dictator.”(Satire Alert! And the Lord knows we need some laughs around here.)
CLARIFICATION: This bit of humor was penned by Andy Borowitz.