Yahoo (AP) | Kerry Vacations in Idaho

As John Kerry was snowboarding down Idaho’s Bald Mountain, the Bush-Cheney campaign was racing headlong in challenging the Democrat’s credentials, a contrast that raised questions about the timing of the presumptive presidential nominee’s vacation.

… The timing is critical as voters’ image of the Democrat is evolving. Kerry’s break from the public stage is allowing his rival to fill the void and draw a picture.

“This is probably one of the worst times because we’re right in the middle of the struggle to define him,” said Norm Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute.

Funny, I don’t have any trouble defining him. Arrogant, check. Rich, check. Liberal, big honkin’ check.

You know, I’ll bet he would attract more favorable publicity if he told people he was a Vietnam vet. I wonder why he doesn’t promote that more. Possibly because he grabbed the first loophole within reach to get out…? And then spent the next year or two as a civilian protesting the war? Yeah, I guess that would be it. What’s the point of being rich if you can’t even use it to get out of fighting a war you don’t support? So he’s not only rich, he’s incompetent?

I’m just glad to see the press complain about somebody other than the President taking a vacation. Maybe they think he already is the President.