Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Kerry's Prepared Text

Although the wingnutz are still all gaga over the Kerry gaffe, The Washington Post got a copy of Kerry's prepared text for the Monday California speech. Here's what The Post had to say:
The text had Kerry starting out with a couple of jokes about Republicans and Bush: "You know, yesterday we turned the clock back an hour. Actually just Democrats did. Republicans keep trying to turn back the clock to 1958."That was followed by, "Yesterday I was in President Bush's home state of Texas. He no longer lives there. Now he lives in the state of denial."

The text continued: "It's great to be here with college students. I can't overstress the importance of a great education. Do you know where you end up if you don't study, if you aren't smart, if you're intellectually lazy? You end up getting us stuck in a war in Iraq. Just ask President Bush."

The prepared remarks then had Kerry saying, "But in all seriousness, you know, California has the 6th largest economy in the world -- larger than most nations. It is vitally important to our success as a nation. And the future of California lies with the innovations, expertise, and achievements of our young people."

Instead of delivering the lines as written, Kerry said after the "state of denial" remark: "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."
Of course, Tony Snow, Bush, Commedian Rush Limbaugh, and the other Repeater Beacons will continue to talk about Kerry. That's understandable because it shoves off the radar unimportant news, like this:
Originally published November 1, 2006, 1:15 PM EST
Bombs struck a police patrol, a market and a bridge in Baghdad today as violence across Iraq left more than 20 people dead, while police searched for dozens of Shiites abducted by suspected Sunni gunmen along a dangerous highway north of the capital.

The U.S. military also reported the death of a soldier in fighting Tuesday in volatile Anbar province west of Baghdad, raising to 104 the number of American service members killed in combat in October -- the fourth deadliest month since the war began.
or, this:
Nov. 1, 2006, 4:45AM BAGHDAD, Iraq — More than 40 Shiites were abducted along a notoriously dangerous highway just north of Baghdad, police said today, and the death toll from a suicide bombing at a wedding party rose to 23, including nine children. At least eight other people were either found dead or slain in new attacks today, including one person killed in a car bomb attack in Baghdad's central market, which wounded five others, police Lt. Ali Hassan said. The death toll in the market attack was likely to rise, he said.
Miserable failure.

3 comments:

Bernie O'Hare said...

Nasty bastards, aren't they?

PennPatriot said...

I love it when a plan comes together. The real joke is on you guys. When you lose this election it may be time to start criticizing members of your own Party. I'd take Santorum of Kerry anyday. The democratic talking points this election year have been a joke. Kerry is a joke. Bob Casey is a joke. Bush and Carl Rove will get the last laugh.

A Big Fat Slob said...

That would be Karl Rove, with a "K".