True to form, Kerry blames others for gaffe

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    By Joe Fitzgerald
    Boston Herald Columnist

    Wednesday, November 1, 2006 - Updated: 04:34 AM EST

    The most amazing thing about John Kerry is that anyone withhalf a brain would still take him half as seriously as he obviously takes himself.

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    If he’s not putting his foot in his mouth, he’s attempting to extract it, as he is again this morning, trying to blame everyone but himself for his outrageous defamation of America’s fighting forces, slurring them as unproficient, shallow-minded cannon fodder.

    Appearing in California to ostensibly assist Phil Angelides, a Democratic candidate for governor, Kerry warmed up by suggesting George W. Bush used to live in Texas, “but now lives in a state of denial.”



    Whatever happened to that American ideal of “the loyal opposition,” especially when the country is at war?

    Is common decency too much to expect from Kerry? Or have the fires of his insatiable ambition consumed his common sense as well?

    He has no one but himself to blame for this latest fiasco, which was pure blasphemy born of bitterness over losing to Bush in 2004.

    Addressing students at Pasadena City College, he said, “You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.”

    Stuck with whom, Senator? All those losers, rejects and unenlightened simpletons who left their homes and loved ones not because of any sense of duty and honor, but because they screwed up in the classroom? Was that your point, senator?

    The only one who screwed up here was Kerry, who’d be well-advised to do the right thing and admit it.

    Humility, however, is not his strong suit.

    So when he subsequently realized the implications of trashingour troops, he reverted to form and lashed out at his critics, blaming them for wounds that were self-inflicted.

    “I’m sick and tired of these despicable Republican attacks that always seem to come from those who never can be found to serve in war, but love to attack those who did,” he fumed, wrapping himself in the flag by alluding to his military experience.

    But one of those “despicable Republicans” was Sen. John McCain, who spent more than five years as a POW in Vietnam.

    The indignant McCain insisted Kerry “owes an apology to the many thousands of Americans serving in Iraq who answered their country’s call because they are patriots and not because of any deficiencies in their education.”

    McCain, it should be noted, graduated from Annapolis, so it wasn’t as if he was captured for being a dumbbell.

    If anyone ought to bridle at such a suggestion, it’s Kerry, the Yale man who saw combat: “I’m John Kerry, and I’m reporting for duty!” Remember?

    Figuratively, what he ought to do this morning is report to the principal’s office for his boorish behavior.

    It’s bad enough our troops have to hear disgruntled countrymen calling them invaders, occupiers, aggressors, murderers and terrorists; must they hear a senator hint that they’re imbeciles, too?
    Of course, if he’s looking for sympathy, he could always call Hillary Clinton, telling how he, too, has now become the victim of a vast right-wing conspiracy.

    But since he’s so hot on education, it says here, Kerry would do himself a favor by turning this into a learning experience, heeding the advice of yet another Republican, Abe Lincoln: “It’s better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.”
    http://news.bostonherald.com/columnists/view.bg?articleid=165167&format=&page=2

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    Gotta love it when Kerry open his maw.
     
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    Personally I loved the way he attempted to deflect and spin by saying Bush was somehow the "uneducated" he was speaking of when we all know Bush and he both went to the same college and that Bush received better grades than he did. We also know that Bush went on to receive a Masters while Kerry went on to drop out of Seminary school....

    Hmmm.... Who is better educated?
     
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    Oh ya---I can't wait for him to speak again. Maybe he will explain to everyone how religious people are all evil and trying to create a theocracy !:dev3:
     
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    Gotta love the neocon grabbing onto any little worthless snippet to try and deflect away from how bad Dubya is doing....
     
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    Gotta love how the Dems are back peddling their tricycle as fast as they can, trying to get away from Kerry and his mouth.....:cow:



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    Doesn't seem to be just neo-cons:

    http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=OTQzZTMzMjAyYjQ4NzcxMjE1OTkxNTc2YWQ5YzI5ZjQ=

     
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    INSIDE UNIT THAT OUTWIT TED KERRY
    By NILES LATHEM in D.C. and TODD VENEZIA in N.Y.
    John KerryNovember 3, 2006 -- The Minnesota soldiers in Iraq who issued a hilariously misspelled smackdown to Sen. John Kerry were psyched yesterday as their witty response to his bungled "joke" about their education hit home in the United States.

    "They're astounded by the reaction," said David Ward, whose daughter Heather was among the GIs holding the banner. "They were having fun with it."



    Ward said his daughter was particularly incensed by Kerry's comments because her résumé is nothing like the "stuck" soldier the senator seemed to describe in his comment.

    Heather Ward has 31/2 years of college credits in chemistry and biology and is about to graduate when she gets back. She hopes one day to be a radiologist, he said.

    And what's more, she joined the armed forces soon after 9/11 because she wanted to help her country, her dad said.

    http://www.nypost.com/seven/1103200...m_in_d_c__and_todd_venezia_in_n_y_.htm?page=2
     

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