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Tuesday, October 31, 2006
This is hilarious. I don't particularly think that Kerry meant his statement the way it came out, but one just can't help but get a chuckle out of it. This follows in a distinguished line of verbal gaffs. White House, Kerry exchange accusations - Yahoo! News: "He then said: '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.'" Notables: "I created the internet." - Vice President Al Gore "You never know what your history is going to be like until long after you're gone." - President George Bush "We are trying to get unemployment to go up, and I think we're going to succeed." - President Ronald Reagan "It depends what the definition of 'is' is." - President Bill Clinton "I stand by all the misstatements that I've made." - Vice President Dan Quayle "I'm not going to have some reporters pawing through our papers. We are the president" - Senator Hillary Clinton
posted by Jack Mercer @ 10/31/2006 10:48:00 PM  
  • At 11/01/2006 09:15:00 AM, Blogger Helen Losse said…

    Hi Jack, These are funny. Why don't you ask for opinions on which one we like best? I've always loved Al Gore's statement about the internet. I cast my vote for Gore!

  • At 11/01/2006 11:21:00 AM, Blogger Jack Mercer said…

    Helen, I get a kick out of these myself--the only problem is that we have either side just ready to jump on what each other says in order to crucify as soon as possible. Of course, Gore's statement is in a category all by itself! :)


  • At 11/02/2006 09:38:00 AM, Blogger thepoetryman said…

    Gore never said it. But that doesn't really matter, huh? What truly matters is that we laugh. Right? That we replant the words until they sprout in our consciousness. Until they are so crossed that we know not the truth, but that we did some planting and carried the seeds to all pastures until the fetid plants were so rampant that even we, the planters, knew them not.

  • At 11/02/2006 09:55:00 AM, Blogger Jack Mercer said…

    Pretty much, PM! It is interesting that if you ever do a search on "presidential quotes" you will find that every president is credited with many of the same quotes. A lie becomes a truth if uttered enough

    And in this case, I agree with you--I guess we could look at the Gore's quote about like Kerry's, couldn't we.

    I find Gore and Kerry to be just about as pedantic as me!


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