Wouldn’t you think by now, John Kerry would hire someone who could write him a speech that wouldn’t force him to start every subsequent speech with “what I really meant to say…”?
I’m going to give the guy the benefit of the doubt — and only because nobody can be that stupid to call the soldier in Iraq stupid. But this is what happens when politicians try to play to the news media, looking for the pithy, 7-second quote that will lead the nightly news instead of just trying to be literate.
Nice timing. Kerry will be in Minnesota campaigning for the Dems tomorrow.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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