Posted by: Scott | Tuesday, October 31, 2006

DNC Forgets to Lock Up “Lurch”

No doubt, you’ve already seen this:

You know, education, if you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. And if you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq. (Sen. John Kerry [D-MA, who served in Vietnam] )

That triggered a multitude of responses, including this one:

The senator’s suggestion that the men and women of our military are somehow uneducated is insulting and shameful. The members of the United States military are plenty smart and they are plenty brave, and the senator from Massachusetts owes them an apology (President George W. Bush, [R-USA, Commander In Chief] )

Those triggered an angered Massachusetts Senator who said this:

I apologize to no one for my criticism of the president and his broken policy. My statement yesterday, and the White House knows this full-well, was a botched joke about the president and the president’s people and not about the troops. (Sen. John Kerry [D-MA, who served in Vietnam] )

That’s what the Vietnam vet Senator says now, but fact is he did not mention the President, his policy, his administration, or the GOP in the speech. The only other seeming way the initial remark could be taken is that the people of Iraq themselves are uneducated and other such synonyms. Surely, he did not mean that.

So, here’s the challenge to all Democrats and supporters thereof: Will you call for Sen. John Kerry (who served in Vietnam) to retract and not stand by his statement? If you support the troops (like many of you want to claim to) you will.

Nevertheless, at this point, I would like to thank Sen. Kerry for reiterating the mainstream Democratic position on national security just a week before Election Day.



  1. I thought this “botched joke” made for a great October Surprise — though not really that surprising. I think John F. Kerry is clear on the record how he feels about our armed forces. I’ve seen the uncut version of this “botched joke” and am really getting sick of even Republicans saying that they’re sure Kerry was talking about the President and not the troops. Ummm … excuse me, but no one needs to twist Kerry’s words here … he was talking about the troops. After all, President Bush is better educated that Kerry.

    I just hope Republicans get out and vote.

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