As a veteran, I am insulted by the remark, but the feigned outrage from our chicken hawk president and other Republicans also is insulting.Kerry later issued the inevitable clarification, explaining that the remark was a "botched joke" meant to target the president, not U.S. troops. Ha, ha, ha. And then relievedly excused himself from further campaigning.
Let's get this straight:
In 2004, Kerry ran the worst presidential campaign since Michael Dukakis in 1988 and handed the election to Bush, who by most rights should have lost. Kerry was utterly unable to craft a message, let alone stay on it.More here on his latest blunder.
There is nothing to suggest that anything will be different in 2008 if the Democrats decide to commit hari kerri and nominate him.
Kerry has been a big help to cash-starved Democratic candidates because of his deep pockets. But immediately after the election, he needs to be hustled off to a remote desert island where he and Nancy Pelosi can natter at each other.