Just Two of Many "Curious" Democrats
He appears about 8 inches taller than the lady beside him. What gives Navy Cross recipient Senator James Webb his gratuitously abrasive and petulant attitude?
He reminds me of a boss I once had, who by the time he had walked from Penn Station to Park Avenue had been accidentally bumped and had his shoes stepped on by half a dozen hurried pedestrians. When the boss got to his office, his attitude was identical to Webb's. Bet you have seen it in some people, too. People with this attitude were never allowed on submarine crews in my day; each having failed the psychological selection test, even if suitable otherwise.
Yes, Webb is principled. He's also a highly decorated Marine veteran (Navy Cross), former SecNAV and even won a varsity letter for boxing at the Naval Academy. There is no doubt that he is driven to excel. My boss was like that, too. He finally got his large yacht.
In the fields of psychology and psychoanalysis, Napoleon complex (Napoleon was around 5 Ft. 2") is a colloquial description of the inferiority complex found in some people of short stature. The perceived height handicap motivates some to overcompensate in other aspects of their lives.
U.S. President James Madison stood 5-foot-4, but most voters had never seen him. How tall do you think Sen. James Webb is? Find a photo of him next to someone of known height. How high do you imagine the lifts were in his son's combat boots worn throughout Webb's senate campaign?
Molten Eagle conjectured in November 2005 that Kerry would not run for president in 2008, when his wife dropped Kerry from Heinz-Kerry. Kerry had possibly been advised by the DNC that it would not support his running again in the 2008 race. Obviously, the senator was not eager to confide this bit of priveleged news with the common people.
Now, we can wonder whether the Senator's botched joke was actually his face-saving excuse for not running instead of admitting being passed over by the DNC for the good senator from New York, Hillary Clinton.
There was one more thing Molten Eagle forecasted back in November 2005:
Prediction #2: Kerry will see a new challenger for his senate seat, also.