BOSTON -- Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry said that the White House has started the politics of personal destruction against him.
A New York Times report said that one of President Bush's advisers said Kerry looks French, and that he has a haughty air about him.
Kerry brushed off the political insult, and said he even laughed about it.
France has become a frequent target in the United States because of its opposition to the war against Iraq.
The Times report also said Bush strategists believe Kerry probably will win the Democratic presidential nomination, and they plan to attack him as being culturally out of step with the rest of the country.