A. They are disingenuous partisans trying to make hay out of it in order to change the topic from Iraq, corruption and covering up for pedophiles, like the republicans and their media pawns are now doing.
B. They are COMPLETE FUCKING MORONS.
Update by BND:
The Kerry camp strikes back.
Here is some text from a new CNN article regarding this fiasco.
A Kerry aide said that the prepared statement, which had been designed to criticize Bush, "was mangled in delivery."
Kerry was supposed to say, "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
Before the announcement that the statement was botched, McCain, a Vietnam veteran and former prisoner of war, joined his GOP colleagues in condemning the remark and demanding an apology.
But Kerry refused to relent, calling the criticism part of the "classic GOP playbook."
"I'm not going to be lectured by a stuffed-suit White House mouthpiece standing behind a podium, or doughy Rush Limbaugh, who no doubt today will take a break from belittling Michael J. Fox's Parkinson's disease to start lying about me just as they have lied about Iraq."
He further expressed disgust with "Republican hacks, who have never worn the uniform of our country."
Kerry added that Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney "owe our troops an apology" because they "misled America into war."
Bush and Cheney "have given us a Katrina foreign policy that has betrayed our ideals, killed and maimed our soldiers, and widened the terrorist threat instead of defeating it," the senator said.
And a statement from Max Cleland sums this up pretty nicely
"John Kerry is a patriot who has fought tooth and nail for veterans ever since he came home from Vietnam. He has stood with his brothers in arms unlike this administration, which exploits our troops to make a political point and divide America,"
What the hell is wrong with people? I work with several conservatives that are jumping on this "swift boat", yet I believe that it shows a complete lack of intellegence and critical thinking ability. I've heard very few Republicans actually talk about issues, but are always quick to lambast thet character of anyone who speaks up for a Democrat. This is no different than Rush attacking someone seeking a cure for a horrible disease.