Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Politics: Is Kerry Trying To Lose Us Another One?

John Kerry's comment to students at Pasadena City College in California on Monday:

"You know, education -- if you make the most of it, you study hard and 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."

Senator Kerry: please please please think about what you are saying. There's only a week left before Election Day. Yes, it's true that the armed forces are struggling to make their recruiting quotas, and that recruiting standards are being lowered as a result. Yes, it's true that for every Pat Tillman, there are a lot more American men and women who are fighting in Iraq because they didn't have many other options open to them out of high school. And yes, it's true that someone with three Purple Hearts ought to be able to make this observation without it being interpreted as an insult to our armed forces.

But you can't. So please think about what you are saying, at least for the next week. Better yet, don't say anything at all....


TrvlnMn said...

I heard Kerry's explanation on the radio. He said it was supposed to be a "dig" on the current President Bush- "being stuck in Iraq" as he is via his foreign policy decisions in that country. And I believe him.

All that said he should probably fire whomever it was that wrote the joke for him. That and a rather sizable and "public" donation of some of his wife's money to any charitable organization that helps the Troops and their families would probably be in order.

Wags said...

I didn't originally buy the explanation that Kerry's comments were a bungled joke directed at Bush. But, when viewed in the context of his (Kerry's) comments that preceded the comments at issue, it seems a lot more credible.

My plea to Sen. Kerry stands, though - please just stay quiet - you're not helping!