Nice to hear from you … sort of

Ever since the election, we’ve been wondering what John Kerry would do with all those email addresses gathered during the presidential race. Well, now we know. He’s using them in his new/old role as a mere senator, waging a campaign to replace Donald Rumsfeld as Secretary of Defense and explaining his vote against Condoleezza Rice’s nomination to Secretary of State in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The email arrived in our in-box Wednesday. (Don’t try to guess our political persuasion; we wrote a story on political online marketing and are registered with Dubya, too.)

Anyway, the email says, in part, "This vote is an expression of my determination that we hold the Bush administration accountable. Dr. Rice is a principal architect, implementer, and defender of a series of administration policies that have not made our country as secure as we should be and have alienated much-needed allies in our common cause of winning the war against terrorism." It also implores recipients to sign a "Replace Rumsfeld" petition that supposedly 700,000 people have signed.

Makes you think this guy might want to run for president some day.

—Posted by Catharine P. Taylor