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11/ 1/06

1:50 PM

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Kerry Continues to Disappoint

Republicans are hoping John Kerry will serve them up another juicy election victory they probably don't deserve. It's hard to imagine his "botched" line about staying in school and out of Iraq directing voters away from the issues that affect their lives. In fact, if it does, then we know we have plenty of homegrown idiots to worry about, never mind the ones protecting our freedom overseas.

And yet, few can snatch defeat from the jaws of victory like the junior senator from Massachusetts. How poetic it would be.

Here's what Kerry said that got the White House all tweaky with anticipatory glee:

"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."

And what he intended 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."

And now here's his even muddier non-apology from yesterday: "I apologize to no one for my criticism of the president and his broken policy."

In conclusion, Democrats needn't be concerned. In fact, they should be elated. If they could convince 59 million people to vote for this guy in 2004, America is obviously ready for a Democratic tidal wave.

Watch the video. [WP]

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