What John Kerry Meant to Say:
"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."
Uh....yeah, that's it.
Now this is what humor looks like:
from Michelle Malkin, by way of Flopping Aces
I think John Kerry is a GOP plant. He must be a plant. No one can be that stupid...except maybe a plant.
I'm sure Kerry thought he was being cute, but even if you took this 2nd or 3rd version of what John Kerry meant to say,
“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.”at face value, it makes no sense as a "joke". It sounds like he is spinning what he meant. I think he said it, the way he meant to say it, not realizing how it would be taken- as a slam on the military. Of course, he wasn't trying to slam the military. He was trying to encourage students to pursue education by using a "boogieman" in the form of the Iraq War. The problem is, it is revealing not only of his outlook on Iraq as a disaster (as MSM will have you believe), but his perception that our military are made up of victims. His statement is reflective of how he really feels about the military. He sees it as a loser's option, populated by the poor and uneducated. It's the prevailing attitude of many on the Left. We know better.
Senator Kerry shouldn't be worrying about his 2008 Presidential bid. He should be worrying about whether or not he'll be able to keep his Senatorial seat, after this latest in a history of slandering and disrespecting the military.