Kerry Apologizes for ‘Misinterpreted’ Words
John Kerry is sorry that you (like President Bush and/or our troops in Iraq) are too stupid to understand him and, to the extent that you took his words literally and were thus stupidly offended, he apologizes.
Sen. John Kerry apologized Wednesday for a “poorly stated joke,” which the Massachusetts senator says was aimed at the president but was widely perceived as a slam on U.S. troops. “I sincerely regret that my words were misinterpreted to wrongly imply anything negative about those in uniform, and I personally apologize to any service member, family member, or American who was offended,” he said in a written statement.
“As a combat veteran, I want to make it clear to anyone in uniform and to their loved ones: My poorly stated joke at a rally was not about, and [was] never intended to refer to any troop,” he said.
Nothing a little more education wouldn’t solve, presumably.
UPDATE: I heard about this on the radio on the way to dinner and Len posts it:
I actually think it’s pretty funny no matter how you come down on what Kerry said/meant. Tweaking hamhanded politicians is almost always funny, in fact.