Well, after saying Tuesday that no apology was necessary, John Kerry backpedaled and apologized yesterday. As VP Dick Cheney put it, "I guess we didn't get the nuance. He was for the joke before he was against it."
Information on the apology can be found here. John Kerry said: "I sincerely regret that my words were misinterpreted to wrongly imply anything negative about those in uniform, and I personally apologize to any service member, family member, or American who was offended,"
OK, that is not an apology. An apology is saying "I'm sorry for what I said." Jon Carry did not apologize for saying something bad. He was only sorry that his words were "misinterpreted" (they weren't) and that people were offended.
The spoken words Kerry gave in the speech leave no room for misinterpretation. He said: "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 can get stuck in Iraq," You simply cannot misinterpret that at all (unless you don't know what the definition of misinterpretation is...) He simply said that if you study you will do well and if you don't study you get stuck in Iraq. He said that!! Honestly... But, his office said that it should have been "You end up getting us stuck in a war in Iraq. Just ask President Bush." If it was really that simple of a slip-up then why did it take you two days to come up with what you should have said?
Yeah, we "get" the joke. But even if that is what he meant to say it was a stupid joke. Think about it. If Kerry was saying that the President is dumb and that's the reason we're stuck in Iraq, then how bad off would we be if Kerry were in the Office? Remember, Kerry did worse in college than President Bush!
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