it doesn’t make sense for you to claim that things need to be handled with tact when the Bush administration doesn’t have or use any.
Why? Am I part of the President’s administration? It makes perfect sense that I say things need to be handled with care and tact – it goes for any one that is in (or will be in) the Office.
I think the point is that you should hold both equally accountable for not handling the situation with care and tact. If you are going to criticize Kerry for doing something Bush is also doing, then criticize both of them.