Karen Hughes was busy on CNN yesterday attacking John Kerry for things he said 30 years ago. This from the loyal retainer of a man who dismisses everything he did before age 40 as “youthful indiscretion,” and who was probably saying things like, “Should we go out and buy a couple more six packs before the convenience stores close?” back then. Politics is politics, but I quake at the temerity of Republicans who want to compare their candidate’s lifestyle in his early twenties to that of Kerry.