At the age of 25, John Kerry's courage was indisputable. Now, at age 60, it is more or less undetectable. Ouch.
And Christopher Hitchens, appearing on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews, bared his claws when discussing Kerry's position on gay marriage:
MATTHEWS: ...Can you grasp—I tried to—John Kerry‘s position on this issue.
HITCHENS: No, I don‘t get his position at all.
But, I mean, I think he—he looks like a dog being washed when this subject comes up, as you know.