Well, the howls — no, not halls — of Congress keep on giving (“Kerry praises a standard Brown lives by,” Metro, May 13). Glen Johnson’s Political Intelligence column reminds us that Senator John F. Kerry is fed up, just fed up, with “ideological rigidity and stupidity in Washington.” It then states a couple of paragraphs later that said statesman votes with his party (also known as along ideological lines) 96 percent of the time.
It goes without saying that this arbiter of let’s-all-get-
alongedness is sure to be out stumping for a certain someone who, if elected to be his fellow senator from Massachusetts, might make that 96 percent look almost non-ideological by comparison.
If Kerry were really looking for solutions to cure the overwhelming partisanship that pervades both sides of the aisle, he should be happy that his current fellow senator is about as down the middle as you can get.
Somehow I doubt Kerry will acknowledge that.