I am both bothered and embarrassed by the Kerry "Did the training wheels fall off?" remark concerning the President's mountain bike accident. I'm embarrassed because I made the same joke about Kerry's bicycling accident, and up to this point I fancied myself wittier than Kerry; apparently not. I'm bothered because the comment shows that Kerry is a small, mean, petty man. Maybe I'm small, mean and petty for making the same joke about Kerry, but I don't harbor the same illusions as he does about being fit to lead the greatest nation on Earth.