Wednesday, November 01, 2006

My Thoughts on the Kerry flap

I'm not going to go through the whole series of events, it's been blogged well by HughHewitt, Instapundit, and many others. I just want to make a few observations.

1) John Kerry did infer a lack of education or smarts on the part of our soldiers. No debate, it's a fact. Here's the comment.
"You know, education, if you make the most of it, if you study hard and do your homework, and make an effort to be smart, uh, you can do well. If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq."
That was no mangled joke. It was a candid moment. He grew up privileged in an era were the comment was true. Remember that he only joined the Navy after it became clear that he was not going to get another education deference from the draft.

2) It is important. Here's a little background on why it matters. It is a great example of how many people from his party think about the military. Remember Jack Murtha.

3) It shows us that we really did make the correct choice in 2004. In his first explanation, he claimed that he was trying to make a joke about The President. Well if you are going to talk about education, let's be honest. President Bush got better grades at Yale than Senator Kerry. He then went on to get an MBA at Harvard Business School - no easy feat. And probably more telling, He beat you in 2004 didn't he Senator.

4) While we're on the subject of smarts, you would think that someone as smart as Mr. Kerry holds himself out to be, and the most recent Presidential Nominee representing your party, trying to run the table in an election next week, would be smart enough not to give the Republicans anything to remind the voters of the type of people who would be in charge of the House and Senate if they win. The republicans main message is "no matter what the problem, Palossi, Reid, Kerry & Hillary can not be the answer. The recent condescending arrogance from Kerry is a great reminder of this.

The only question I have is "how can somebody with his head so far up his butt get his foot in his mouth so often?"

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