‘Kerry's calibration and qualification’
: In his ‘Scouting report on Kerry’ this morning, Scot Lehigh
sets himself up as a baseball scout reporting on the hometown talent -- and finds a lack of boldness on Kerry’s part. Scot: “Too often, Kerry's calibration and qualification leaves him indistinct and unremarkable.” ... My own favorite example of Kerry’s calibration and qualifications: Last year, Kerry expended a lot of time and effort putting together a grandiose, highly thoughtful foreign policy speech and paper -- and then riddled it with enough calibrations and qualifications to render it moot. It was a classic case of ‘false hustle,’ as Red Auerbach might have phrased it.
Hey, speaking of the Celts and scouting reports ...