If a gentleman is someone who never offers an unintentional insult, then George W. Bush is no gentleman. (Yes, yes, I know there were already sufficient facts to support that conclusion.)
The latest instance is Bush’s comment that the people of Iraq are ready to “take the training wheels off.” Right. Nothing like comparing the Iraqis to children to give them warm, fuzzy feelings about their occupiers.
In that context, give John Kerry extra bonus points for asking, after Bush fell off his bicycle, “Did the training wheels fall off?”
[That assumes Kerry really said it; there’s no source for that story but Drudge. Why Kerry would want his first really good line of the campaign kept off the record is beyond me.]