“You know, education, if you make the most of it, if you study hard and you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, uh, you, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.”
You know something stinks here. The Republicans are facing a blowout in a week; Democrats are riding a wave of glowing media coverage. Nothing could damage the Democrats chances. Unless....someone like Karl Rove was involved. Because Kerry could not possibly be that stupid...can he?
Update: Senator McCain blasts Kerry
Senator Kerry owes an apology to the many thousands of Americans serving in Iraq, who answered their country's call because they are patriots and not because of any deficiencies in their education. Americans from all backgrounds, well off and less fortunate, with high school diplomas and graduate degrees, take seriously their duty to our country, and risk their lives today to defend the rest of us in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere.Other Coverage
They all deserve our respect and deepest gratitude for their service. The suggestion that only the least educated Americans would agree to serve in the military and fight in Iraq, is an insult to every soldier serving in combat, and should deeply offend any American with an ounce of appreciation for what they suffer and risk so that the rest of us can sleep more comfortably at night. Without them, we wouldn't live in a country where people securely possess all their God-given rights, including the right to express insensitive, ill-considered and uninformed remarks.
Marine Times has already reported the story. Let's see if if gets any more coverage before Kerry is forced to backtrack.
The White House calls for an apology
The USA Today blog has a roundup or reaction
Chicago Tribune blog also has a post
The Hotline lists the Donks spin
John Boehner (R-OH) also asks for an apology
Typical CNN: "Kerry 'stuck in Iraq' remarks make red-staters blue with anger". Kerry's comments should anger blue, red, green, yellow staters equally.
Kerry's response...who are his advisors?