A weekend NYT piece delved into the Kerry campaign's attempts to find a "theme," but found something far more entertaining:
- At a recent meeting of senior staff members, Democrats said, Mr. Kerry's aides became entangled in a lengthy debate over what might seem to be a less than urgent issue: whether they should send a Democratic operative to Bush rallies dressed as Pinocchio, a chicken or a mule, to illustrate various lines of attacks Democrats want to use against Mr. Bush. (They say they want to portray him as a liar, a draft avoider and stubborn.)
But what really struck us about this story was its headline, which confused us just a bit: "Kerry Struggling to Find a Theme, Democrats Fear." We thought "Democrats Fear" was the theme of the Bush campaign.