Kerry Continues to Twist Slowly in the Wind
Even his apology was half-hearted and conditional
:"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."
What's the bit about us misinterpreting what he said, which is:"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."
Is there a way to interpret that as not negative to those in uniform?
But he has a good excuse. You see, he had a terrific joke in mind:Still, Kerry claimed that it was a "botched joke." In what the Kerry camp released yesterday as the prepared text of his remarks, Kerry supposedly meant to say:
"It's great to be here with college students. I can't overstress the importance of a great education. Do you know where you end up if you don't study, if you aren't smart, if you're intellectually lazy? You end up getting us stuck in a war in Iraq. Just ask President Bush."
Oh, yeah, that makes terrific sense, considering that Kerry himself didn't study notably hard during his college years. In Tour of Duty, he admits that he "majored in flying" (small planes) his senior year.
Hat Tip to Kitty on the cartoon