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KERRY APOLOGIZES FOR "DIAPERS" REMARK
newsobserver.com/Drudge ^ | 1-19-2004 | John Wagner

Posted on 01/19/2004 10:47:52 AM PST by EggsAckley

KERRY APOLOGIZES FOR "DIAPERS" REMARK

(01/18/04)

U.S. Sen. John Kerry called U.S. Sen. John Edwards late Sunday night to apologize for suggesting Edwards might have been in diapers when he returned from Vietnam, aides to Edwards said.

While campaigning in Iowa Sunday, Kerry was asked how he differed from Edwards. Kerry touted his foreign policy experience and said that when he returned home after serving in Vietnam in 1969, "I don't even know if John Edwards was out of diapers."

Edwards responded Sunday evening before a stop in Mason City that drew an overflow crowd.

"I honor his service in Vietnam," Edwards said. "In 1969, I was sitting around the kitchen table with my parents trying to figure out how we would pay for college like so many Iowans do. ... And that is a difference between me and Senator Kerry."

Edwards attended Clemson University and then transferred to N.C. State when he could not get a football scholarship. Kerry attended prep schools and Yale University.

Edwards spokeswoman Jennifer Palmieri said Kerry called Edwards to apologize and that Edwards accepted. --John Wagner


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1 posted on 01/19/2004 10:47:53 AM PST by EggsAckley
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To: EggsAckley
Kerry was in Vietnam?
2 posted on 01/19/2004 10:48:50 AM PST by TheBigB (I am Elmer J. Fudd, millionaire. I own a mansion and a yacht.)
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To: TheBigB
Kerry was in Vietnam?

I know, it's shocking. I never heard Kerry mention his service in Vietnam before.
< /sarcasm>

3 posted on 01/19/2004 10:52:14 AM PST by Azzurri
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To: EggsAckley
"I honor his service in Vietnam," Edwards said. "In 1969, I was sitting around the kitchen table with my parents trying to figure out how we would pay for college like so many Iowans do. ...

Yeah, but was Edwards out of diapers....

4 posted on 01/19/2004 10:52:36 AM PST by Always Right
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To: EggsAckley
Kerry was in Viet Nam? Ya don't say...
5 posted on 01/19/2004 10:54:22 AM PST by Unknown Freeper
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To: EggsAckley; MeekOneGOP; Prime Choice
"Kerry attended prep schools and Yale University."

That's RIGHT - And he didn't wear no F***ING DIAPER EITHER!

6 posted on 01/19/2004 10:54:27 AM PST by Happy2BMe (Liberty does not tolerate lawlessness and a borderless nation will not prevail.)
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To: Always Right
Thanks. I was going to ask the same thing.

CG
7 posted on 01/19/2004 10:54:45 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (When you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there.)
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To: Always Right
Or, is Edwards still in diapers?
8 posted on 01/19/2004 10:55:01 AM PST by Loyal Buckeye
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To: EggsAckley
Kerry served in Vietnam? Why didn't you post this in Breaking News??
9 posted on 01/19/2004 10:55:12 AM PST by ambrose
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To: EggsAckley
Wasn't nearly as offensive as Shrillary's Ghandi-managing-a-gas-station comment.
10 posted on 01/19/2004 10:55:31 AM PST by anonymous_user ("A vote is like a rifle: Its usefulness depends upon the character of the user." - Teddy Roosevelt)
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To: EggsAckley
"I honor his service in Vietnam," Edwards said. "In 1969, I was sitting around the kitchen table with my parents trying to figure out how we would pay for college like so many Iowans do. ... And that is a difference between me and Senator Kerry."

SLAM!

11 posted on 01/19/2004 10:57:31 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: EggsAckley
Miaow! I can see it now: John F Kerry vs. John "The Breck Girl" Edwards in a hair-pulling contest. May the one with the most executive-style hair left win!
12 posted on 01/19/2004 10:58:10 AM PST by mewzilla
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To: EggsAckley
Kerry was in Viet Nam.
And another little know fact; Kerry isn't Irish anymore. - Tom
13 posted on 01/19/2004 10:59:28 AM PST by Capt. Tom (Don't confuse the Bushies with the dumb republicans. - Capt. Tom)
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To: EggsAckley
Kerry was also protesting against this country, posing with John Lennon, and throwing someone elses medals over the White House fence while Edwards was still in diapers.
14 posted on 01/19/2004 10:59:33 AM PST by KC_Conspirator (This space for rent)
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To: EggsAckley
I don't know what's more shocking - the fact that Kerry served in Vietnam (how did I not know that?) or that Edwards played football! I figured him for more of a cheerleader.
15 posted on 01/19/2004 11:00:11 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Happy2BMe
haha! These guys are all on edge, aren't they ?? LOL !


16 posted on 01/19/2004 11:00:48 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (Check out this HILARIOUS story !! haha!: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1060580/posts)
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To: EggsAckley
Yeah, well at least Edwards didn't sling his diapers over the White House fence.
17 posted on 01/19/2004 11:01:29 AM PST by Plutarch
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To: EggsAckley
Kerry is a Nam veteran??? Golleeeee, I bet there are another million or two just like that.
18 posted on 01/19/2004 11:02:10 AM PST by cynicom
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To: KC_Conspirator
Do you mean to tell me that John (F'in) Kerry was in Viet (F'n) Nam? Extraordinary.
19 posted on 01/19/2004 11:02:16 AM PST by Johnny_Cipher (The Pats will kill the winner anyway.)
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To: EggsAckley
Washington Times

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
December 6, 2002



John Kerry's war record As Sen. John Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, considers a bid for the White House, Americans should know a few things about him that he might prefer go unmentioned - and I don't mean his $75 haircuts.

When Mr. Kerry pontificated at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Veterans Day, a group of veterans turned their backs on him and walked away. They remembered Mr. Kerry as the anti-war activist who testified before Congress during the war, accusing veterans of being war criminals. The dust jacket of Mr. Kerry's pro-Hanoi book, "The New Soldier," features a photograph of his ragged band of radicals mocking the U.S. Marine Corps Memorial, which depicts the flag-raising on Iwo Jima, with an upside-down American flag.

Retired Gen. George S. Patton III charged that Mr. Kerry's actions as an anti-war activist had "given aid and comfort to the enemy," as had the actions of Ramsey Clark and Jane Fonda. Also, Mr. Kerry lied when he threw what he claimed were his war medals over the White House fence; he later admitted they weren't his. Now they are displayed on his office wall. Long after he changed sides in congressional hearings, Mr. Kerry lobbied for renewed trade relations with Hanoi. At the same time, his cousin C. Stewart Forbes, chief executive for Colliers International, assisted in brokering a $905 million deal to develop a deep-sea port at Vung Tau, Vietnam - an odd coincidence.

As noted in the Inside Politics column of Nov. 14 (Nation), historian Douglas Brinkley is writing Mr. Kerry's biography. Hopefully, he'll include the senator's latest ignominious feat: preventing the Vietnam Human Rights Act (HR2833) from coming to a vote in the Senate, claiming human rights would deteriorate as a result. His actions sent a clear signal to Hanoi that Congress cares little about the human rights for which so many Americans fought and died.

The State Department ranked Vietnam among the 10 regimes worldwide least tolerant of religious freedom. Recently, 354 churches of the Montagnards, a Christian ethnic minority, were forcibly disbanded, and by mid-October, more than 50 Christian pastors and elders had been arrested in Dak Lak province alone. On Oct. 29, the secret police executed three Montagnards by lethal injection simply for protesting religious repression. The communists are conducting a pogrom against the Montagnards, forcing Christians to drink a mixture of goat's blood and alcohol and renounce Christianity. Thousands have been killed or imprisoned or have just "disappeared." The Montagnards lost one-half of their adult male population fighting for the United States, and without them, there might be thousands more American names on that somber black granite wall at the Vietnam memorial.

As Mr. Kerry contemplates a run for the presidency, people must remember that he has fought harder for Hanoi as an anti-war activist and a senator than he did against the Vietnamese communists while serving in the Navy in
Vietnam.

MICHAEL BENGE
Foreign Service officer and former Vietnam POW (1968 to 1973)
Washington

20 posted on 01/19/2004 11:03:02 AM PST by South40 (My vote helped defeat cruz bustamante; did yours?)
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To: Always Right
That was a good comeback, i must say - at least on a politcal level. he took an insult in spun it into a pandering golden soundbite. The original statement highlights Kerry's arrogance.
21 posted on 01/19/2004 11:04:24 AM PST by Conservomax (shill: One who poses as a satisfied customer or an enthusiastic gambler to dupe bystanders into part)
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To: EggsAckley
I must add...

Kerry was in VietNam???
Methinks the boy has overdrawn on his VietNam Vet Credit Card

22 posted on 01/19/2004 11:10:16 AM PST by bannie (The government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
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To: anonymous_user
Wasn't nearly as offensive as Shrillary's Ghandi-managing-a-gas-station comment.

Ya, but Ghandi did wear diapers.

23 posted on 01/19/2004 11:11:04 AM PST by Ditto ( No trees were killed in sending this message, but billions of electrons were inconvenienced.)
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To: EggsAckley

24 posted on 01/19/2004 11:13:31 AM PST by socal_parrot (http://www.campbellforsenate.com)
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To: EggsAckley
Edwards attended Clemson? Just one more reason to dislike him....GO DAWGS!
25 posted on 01/19/2004 11:15:01 AM PST by samanella ((Proud member of the vast right wing conspiracy))
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To: EggsAckley
This is a pretty cheap shot.

Kerry was born in 1943, and Edwards was born in 1953.

In 1969, Edwards was hardly in diapers.
26 posted on 01/19/2004 11:15:25 AM PST by rightcoast
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To: EggsAckley
Have you seen anything about John F-N Kerry's video gaffe where he mimed smoking a joint for the cameras on his recent campaign tour with Peter of Peter, Paul, and Mary?
27 posted on 01/19/2004 11:20:02 AM PST by weegee
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To: KC_Conspirator
That picture of Kerry with John Lennon is a fake anyway.
If you blow it up you can see the pixilation where his face was placed over somebody elses face, who happened to have similer hair.
28 posted on 01/19/2004 11:21:43 AM PST by hetzman
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To: anonymous_user
Late Night With Conan O'Brien has been getting back at Hillary for her lengthy joke about Gandhi operating a gas station by having "Gandhi" come out from behind the curtain and hurl a few personal jokes at Hillary (several times an episode).
29 posted on 01/19/2004 11:22:05 AM PST by weegee
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To: EggsAckley
I don't understand the insult. Everybody was in diapers at the beginning of our lives (and some of us end up back in them on the other side of life). Even if Edwards was born in, say, 1966, and was still in diapers when Kerry came back from Vietnam, then what was Kerry expecting to gain by pointing that out? Were people supposed to vote for him over Edwards on that basis? I don't get it.

30 posted on 01/19/2004 11:22:21 AM PST by SamAdams76
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To: hetzman
I thought that his campaign leaked that photo. Did they fabricate it like the communists routinely did?
31 posted on 01/19/2004 11:23:05 AM PST by weegee
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To: Loyal Buckeye
Or, is Edwards still in diapers?

Depends.

32 posted on 01/19/2004 11:25:21 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Facts are stubborn things)
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To: Always Right
Yeah, but was Edwards out of diapers....

Is he yet?

33 posted on 01/19/2004 11:25:33 AM PST by Aeronaut (In my humble opinion, the new expression for backing down from a fight should be called 'frenching')
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To: EggsAckley
"That girlie Edwards was in diapers when I was in 'Nam. F*ck John Edwards."

34 posted on 01/19/2004 11:27:01 AM PST by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: weegee
Sombody fabricate it cause its a fake.
35 posted on 01/19/2004 11:28:12 AM PST by hetzman
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To: SkyPilot
Kerry put the ball up on the tee for Edwards didn't he? Edward simply teed off. Kerry is an idiot.
36 posted on 01/19/2004 11:28:27 AM PST by wolf24
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To: Always Right
The more revealing question is, "Is Kerry back in diapers?" Too much ketchup will do that to you ...
37 posted on 01/19/2004 11:29:59 AM PST by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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To: South40
great post, i added it to my links page.
38 posted on 01/19/2004 11:30:40 AM PST by adam_az
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To: EggsAckley
Kerry ought to fake a 'Nam flashback' on stage at some point. I bet he'd get points for it.

39 posted on 01/19/2004 11:32:04 AM PST by Prodigal Son
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To: yall
anyone have a link to kerry's congressional testimony?

i'm sure there are some zingers in there to beat him around the head with.
40 posted on 01/19/2004 11:32:45 AM PST by adam_az
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To: hetzman
Really? Had me fooled, but then again that was before my time.
41 posted on 01/19/2004 11:33:51 AM PST by KC_Conspirator (This space for rent)
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To: wolf24
Kerry is an idiot.

Looks like Lurch too.

42 posted on 01/19/2004 11:38:21 AM PST by Cobra64 (Babes should wear Bullet Bras - www.BulletBras.net)
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To: Always Right
Yeah, but was Edwards out of diapers....

Should have been, he was 16 in 1969, not that many years younger than Kerry.

43 posted on 01/19/2004 11:39:05 AM PST by Dave S
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To: SamAdams76
Even if Edwards was born in, say, 1966, and was still in diapers when Kerry came back from Vietnam, then what was Kerry expecting to gain by pointing that out?

Actually he was 16 years old. Edwards had a good shot at Kerry. Told him, no he wasnt in diapers he was sitting around the table with his parents trying to figure out how he was going to afford college, something that a lot of Iowans have to do but the privileged Kerry didnt.

44 posted on 01/19/2004 11:41:36 AM PST by Dave S
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To: hetzman
The media ran it as a story and Kerry was the one who released the photo. Was there ever a retraction?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/944146/posts

July 11, 2003 -- Sen. John Kerry is distributing fliers in New York with a 30-year-old photo of him and Beatle John Lennon to woo anti-war presidential voters as he competes with rival Howard Dean in blasting President Bush on Iraq.


45 posted on 01/19/2004 11:41:55 AM PST by weegee
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To: EggsAckley
Why am I the last to know--Kerry was in Vietnam????
46 posted on 01/19/2004 11:45:51 AM PST by exit82 (Toll free number for the Capitol switchboard:1-800-648-3516--let your reps in DC know what you think)
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To: EggsAckley
Well, Edwards is a lawyer, dosn't that make him diaper material.
47 posted on 01/19/2004 11:52:57 AM PST by fish hawk
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48 posted on 01/19/2004 11:55:18 AM PST by John Lenin ( Remember men, we're fighting for this woman's honour; which is probably more than she ever did.)
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To: Dave S
Since the draft didn't end until 1973, how is it that Edwards didn't think HE would be drafted?
49 posted on 01/19/2004 11:57:48 AM PST by Howlin
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To: EggsAckley
Kerry was in Vietnam? John F'ing Kerry? The french looking one? ARE YOU SERIES?
50 posted on 01/19/2004 12:00:52 PM PST by shiva
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