Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Will Webb denounce Kerry's Belittling of the Presidency?

Having been caught red-mouthed using the class-warfare rhetoric and bigotry claiming that smart people don't go into the military, only people who don't work hard, Kerry is furiously backtracking.

First, let me remind you about Kerry's outrageous claim about education:

Kerry then told the students that if they were able to navigate the education system, they could get comfortable jobs - "If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq," he said to a mixture of laughter and gasps.

Actually, listening to the video, here is the exact quote:

"You know, education, if you make the most of it, if you study hard and do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, uh, you can do well. If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq."

Now he's trying to explain himself. But in doing so, he is just digging the hole deeper. From John Kerry's own Web Site:

“If anyone thinks a veteran would criticize the more than 140,000 heroes serving in Iraq and not the president who got us stuck there, they're crazy. "

OK, let's parse what he said. If you don't study hard, if you don't do your homework, if you make no effort to be smart, you will end up being stuck as President of the United States. Then, as president, you will be figuratively "stuck" in Iraq while actually living a life of luxury at the White House.

So Kerry is saying that "doing well" means NOT being President. In fact, Bush went to college, and he went to Graduate school, and he certainly "did well" for himself. Actually, the democrats claim that it is Bush's life of privilege that kept him from HAVING to serve in the military.

But Kerry is saying that he meant "Bush" was "stuck in Iraq" because he's the President, which is a job for people who don't "do well".

Oh well. I wonder whether being a Senator is "doing well".

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