Kerry’s website defends Kerry’s “joke” Update: with video Update: Kerry un-un-apologizes
posted at 4:58 pm on November 3, 2006 by Bryan
“Education” Kerry said “– if you make the most of it and 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.”
Was Kerry making fun of the president, or warning students against the pitfalls awaiting the undereducated in general?
It doesn’t matter. Kerry was right either way.
That’s posted right now on John Kerry’s website. It goes on to slam Bush and defend Kerry’s crass remark. And just like Kerry and his other defenders, it’s wrong on the facts.
But that’s not the point. The point is, why does Kerry’s own site have this editorial posted?
Because even though he has “apologized” several times and in disingenuous ways, at heart he meant what he said. When he finds someone who supports his smear, he links right to them to justify himself. Someone who truly meant to apologize for a remark he doesn’t believe wouldn’t do that.
If you’re depending on the argument that Kerry wouldn’t be dumb enough to smear the troops a week out from an election, you’re depending on John Kerry having smart political instincts. You might as well depend on the Tooth Fairy, because John Kerry’s smart political instincts don’t exist.
Update (Allahpundit): Here’s video of Vets for Freedom co-founder Wade Zirkle slamming Kerry on Fox.
Update: Crazy! Crazy for believing John Kerry… (h/t HB)
Update: Kerry’s website has removed the Seattle P-I editorial that said he was “right either way.” So, if you’re keeping score, he’s un-un-apologizing, but still not yet actually apologizing, for smearing our troops.