If Bush had fallen for this obvious trick of course Kerry would have gained mileage from it. Now he can say he offered advice and it wasnt even wanted. Either way he gets some mileage from the liberals , We who know this piece of fecal matter know exactly what he was doing.
A president getting advice from Kerry is like a Doctor asking an EMT how to do heart surgery.
He wants to tell him what he and Bashir Assad talked about.