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A Statement from John Kerry
A Statement from John Kerry ^ | November 1, 2006 4:24 PM | John Kerry

Posted on 11/01/2006 1:31:17 PM PST by jessduntno

A Statement from John Kerry

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 never intended to refer to any troop.

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.

It is clear the Republican Party would rather talk about anything but their failed security policy. I don’t want my verbal slip to be a diversion from the real issues. I will continue to fight for a change of course to provide real security for our country, and a winning strategy for our troops.

Posted by John Kerry on November 1, 2006 4:24 PM | Link Filed under: 2006 Election: Fighting Back, The War in Iraq Tags: John Kerry, All tags


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Still can't make a simple apology like a man.......
1 posted on 11/01/2006 1:31:18 PM PST by jessduntno
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To: jessduntno

That's not an apology. It's a lie. He wants us to believe that he didn't say what he clearly said.


2 posted on 11/01/2006 1:31:52 PM PST by Gordongekko909 (Mark 5:9)
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To: jessduntno

TOO LITTLE TOO LATE.


3 posted on 11/01/2006 1:32:28 PM PST by BMC1 (DEMOCRATS ARE A TERRORIST ORGINIZATION, MASTERS OF DECEPTION AND CULTURE OF TREASON.)
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To: jessduntno
I sincerely regret that my words were misinterpreted

He uses a passive verb, but the accusation is that if you thought he was talking about the troops then it's YOUR fault. Not his.

4 posted on 11/01/2006 1:33:07 PM PST by SittinYonder (Ic ■Št gehate, ■Št ic heonon nelle fleon fotes trym, ac wille fur­or gan,)
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To: jessduntno

Too late...

Can't he make an "apology" without blaming someone else (Bush, The Republicans, RNC, American Legion) for his mistake. Dang it, John, just say that you're a dufus and that you're sorry for saying something so blastedly stupid. Then the whole issue, might be (I hope not), done.


5 posted on 11/01/2006 1:34:05 PM PST by madison10 (Live your life in such a way that the preacher won't have to lie at your funeral.)
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To: jessduntno

Someone should go over to DU and post this. They haven't heard yet and they're all hungry for some wussie-baloney sandwiches.


6 posted on 11/01/2006 1:34:06 PM PST by 3AngelaD
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To: jessduntno

Moron.


7 posted on 11/01/2006 1:34:07 PM PST by kaehurowing
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To: Gordongekko909

I'm sure his writers could have done better.


8 posted on 11/01/2006 1:34:07 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Can't think of one.)
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To: madison10

No, he cannot. He is a kept man and an awkward liar.


10 posted on 11/01/2006 1:34:50 PM PST by sine_nomine (Vote for the Democrats? - the party of Studds, Frank, Webb, Clinton? - the new family values party?)
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To: jessduntno

Kerry Still can't take Responsibility.. He Still has to blame Everyone but Himself!


11 posted on 11/01/2006 1:35:03 PM PST by divine_moment_of_facts
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To: jessduntno
Insults the troops in person! Apologizes in an blog! What a pussy!
12 posted on 11/01/2006 1:35:13 PM PST by Bommer (If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?)
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To: jessduntno

"...blah blah blah Bush's failed policy blah blah misunderstood blah blah blah iraq a failure blah..."


13 posted on 11/01/2006 1:35:13 PM PST by The Blitherer (We all know the truth now, and it is incontrovertible: Karl Rove is one magnificent bastard! - D. B.)
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To: jessduntno
John Kerry was against apologizing before he apologized.

Out to lunch alert.

14 posted on 11/01/2006 1:35:13 PM PST by Pete
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To: jessduntno

The Damage has already been done. He should go away. Hopefully for the GOP he won't...


15 posted on 11/01/2006 1:35:15 PM PST by CaliPhant
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To: jessduntno
"I was in Vietnam. Sorry if you're offended. You misinterpreted me. The Republicans suck. I'll continue the fight to get a good snowboard run in Idaho."

Lt. Kerry, out.

16 posted on 11/01/2006 1:35:17 PM PST by angkor
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To: jessduntno

What happened to "I Apologize to No One!"


17 posted on 11/01/2006 1:35:23 PM PST by Uncledave
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To: jessduntno

RESIGN!

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18 posted on 11/01/2006 1:35:29 PM PST by Bon mots
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To: All

That is the same thing Pelosi's office said when I called and complained about Kerry's statements. Her aid said he was "Sorry I misinterpreted what Kerry said".

These inherited or married wealth liberals are unbelievably egotistical.


19 posted on 11/01/2006 1:35:34 PM PST by WBL 1952
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To: jessduntno

Me thinks it has gotten a little hot in the Democratic kitchen the last couple of days.

I was trying to think of a good t-shirt to go with the champagne we are going to have when the Dems lose big next week.....

I like "Unedjumicated Infidel"..... so far, that's my favorite.


20 posted on 11/01/2006 1:35:44 PM PST by austinaero
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To: jessduntno

Well, that's one career down the drain. Wonder if he will have the honor to resign like he demanded of Trent Lott.


21 posted on 11/01/2006 1:35:47 PM PST by AxelPaulsenJr (Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.)
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To: jessduntno
He is too friggin stupid to know how to make an apology.
22 posted on 11/01/2006 1:36:02 PM PST by msnimje (You simply cannot be Christian and Pro-Abortion.)
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To: jessduntno

In other words: I'm sorry that you're too stupid to understand what I was saying.


23 posted on 11/01/2006 1:36:03 PM PST by ilovew ("I was born an American; I will live an American; I shall die an American." --Daniel Webster)
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To: jessduntno
Still can't make a simple apology like a man.......

He's NOT a man!!!

24 posted on 11/01/2006 1:36:04 PM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand; but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: jessduntno
"As a combat veteran, I want to make it clear to anyone in uniform..."

I said before that Kerry's apology was written by a staffer, but after seeing the bolded portion of the statement above, I stand corrected. There is no question that Kerry wrote that.

25 posted on 11/01/2006 1:36:04 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: jessduntno

Should we give him a shovel to help him bury himself?


26 posted on 11/01/2006 1:36:11 PM PST by RockinRight (Maintaining a Republican majority is MORE IMPORTANT than your temper tantrum.)
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To: jessduntno

He was against apologizing to anyone before he issued this statement.


27 posted on 11/01/2006 1:36:17 PM PST by elhombrelibre (Global Warming Fears will do for the world what over population fears did for Europe.)
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To: AxelPaulsenJr; Kenny Bunk

"Blame the listener" strategy.


28 posted on 11/01/2006 1:36:32 PM PST by Shermy
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To: SittinYonder

Keep talking Lurch............You are such a poor excuse for an American, let alone a US Senator. He has been taken to the woodshed by his fellow Dems, and his wife probably made him write this apology. Like a kid caught doing something wrong, he denies and denies till he finally has to apologize, and everyone knows he is not sincere. Dispicable


29 posted on 11/01/2006 1:36:40 PM PST by milwguy
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To: SittinYonder
I noticed the only democrats telling Kerry to apologize are the ones running for office. They are a day late and a dollar short.

Where is Durbin, Kennedy, Reid and Pelosi et al out there telling Kerry he should apologize?

Just proof they agree with Kerry.

There is something else I would like to point out. Anyone who votes for a Democrat is taking a terrorist in the voting booth with them. They have the same talking points and mindset.
30 posted on 11/01/2006 1:36:41 PM PST by BMC1 (DEMOCRATS ARE A TERRORIST ORGINIZATION, MASTERS OF DECEPTION AND CULTURE OF TREASON.)
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To: Bommer
Insults the troops in person! Apologizes in an blog! What a pussy!

Very good point. If he doesn't hold a presser and say this out loud, he looks like a big coward.

31 posted on 11/01/2006 1:36:59 PM PST by Pete
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To: jessduntno

When he was beating his chest and saying he would apologize to NO ONE...he called the MSM to be there.

Now, that he is supposedly apologizing (within a campaign speech)...he is hiding?????


32 posted on 11/01/2006 1:37:05 PM PST by Txsleuth (EVERYONE VOTE---AND VOTE REPUBLICAN,...even if you have to hold your nose!)
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To: jessduntno

"As a hero for the North Vietnamese Army, I'd just like to say..."


33 posted on 11/01/2006 1:37:35 PM PST by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: sine_nomine
I will not apologize before I will apologize . . .
34 posted on 11/01/2006 1:37:47 PM PST by Hoodat ( ETERNITY - Smoking, or Non-smoking?)
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To: Bommer
He din't apologize. Read closely, look for any aplogy-related words like "I'm sorry" or "I apologize," and then look at what they refer to. See if he wrote those words in reference to having said what he said.

He didn't. He "apologized" for other people "misinterpreting" what he said. As far as I can tell, he still stands by his words, and wants us to believe that he didn't mean what he actually said.

35 posted on 11/01/2006 1:38:01 PM PST by Gordongekko909 (Mark 5:9)
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To: Shermy
"Blame the listener" strategy.

Thus violating the first rule of Communication 101.

36 posted on 11/01/2006 1:38:05 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter ( I am sitting under my cone of silence, inside a copper wire cage wearing a tin foil hat...)
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To: jessduntno

"I refused to apologize before I apologized"

Just keeps on giving. Somebody please use this quote.


37 posted on 11/01/2006 1:38:20 PM PST by prov1813man
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To: jessduntno

So, Kerry considers our soldiers being in Iraq as part of some big, nuanced joke.


38 posted on 11/01/2006 1:38:20 PM PST by N. Theknow ((Kennedys - Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat - But they know what's best.))
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To: SittinYonder

He sure does downplay his "apology."


39 posted on 11/01/2006 1:38:23 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Shermy

Blame too many of Theresa's gin soaked raisins.


40 posted on 11/01/2006 1:38:30 PM PST by AxelPaulsenJr (Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.)
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To: jessduntno
my poorly stated joke at a rally

If it was so poorly stated why did he not catch the mistake as soon as he uttered it? If you said n*gg*r instead of 'black person' would it take days to figure it out?
41 posted on 11/01/2006 1:38:44 PM PST by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: jessduntno

Still living in the NAM!! days. Note to Kerry, PLEASE run for president in 2008


42 posted on 11/01/2006 1:38:54 PM PST by Fred
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To: BMC1

Quite. A statement in this tone, but with the phrase 'might reasonably be interpreted as depricating those in uniform' replacing 'were misinterpreted to wrongly imply anything negative about those in uniform', issued in place of the rant he gave yesterday, would have been just and appropriate.


43 posted on 11/01/2006 1:39:05 PM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: Gordongekko909
I personally apologize to any service member

I think he ought to hop on his private jet and go to Baghdad and personally apologize to the troops. Maybe he can buy them a beer or something and really get to know them. :-)

44 posted on 11/01/2006 1:39:07 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: jessduntno
"... my poorly stated joke..."

Jokes have a punchline, mr. kerry, and you forgot to bring one. And please don't try to tell us this "joke" was about President Bush, because he studied at least as hard as you did at Yale and then earned himself an MBA at Harvard and then passed ANG flight school. And (oh, yeah) he then went on to become Governor of Texas and President of the United States. George Bush doesn't look like he's "stuck," but you sure do, mr. kerry -- stuck on stupid with egg all over your face. Maybe you should have "studied harder."

45 posted on 11/01/2006 1:39:10 PM PST by Bonaparte
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To: jessduntno

kerry was NOT a combat veteran.

He was and remains a paper-cut coward.

He was a traitor to us then and he is a traitor to our Troops today.


46 posted on 11/01/2006 1:39:11 PM PST by Gator113
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To: jessduntno

It wouldn't have legs if it didn't represent how he and his ilk really feel about the military. He should just stop talking now and go away... and please, stay away.


47 posted on 11/01/2006 1:39:23 PM PST by frankensnake
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To: jessduntno

You can post a reply, but it's being reviewed first.


48 posted on 11/01/2006 1:39:28 PM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: jessduntno
A "Combat Veteran"


49 posted on 11/01/2006 1:39:32 PM PST by ASA Vet (Those who know don't talk, those who talk don't know.)
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To: jessduntno

Lame.

Still won't take responsibility for his insulting words.


50 posted on 11/01/2006 1:39:41 PM PST by Sister_T (A vote for DemocRATS is a vote for terrorists!)
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