Skip to comments.Daley says Kerry went too far with joke about president's fall
Posted on 05/26/2004 6:18:27 AM PDT by Quilla
Mayor Daley scolded Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry Tuesday for making a wisecrack about the bicycle accident that scraped the face, hands and knees of President Bush.
According to the Drudge Report, Kerry was having a conversation with reporters that he apparently believed was off the record when he reportedly asked, "Did the training wheels fall off?"
Daley, who ripped the skin off his kneecap during a bicycle accident a few years ago, said the joke was disrespectful. "When someone falls . . . you should not wish ill upon anyone. It's not right. . . . You just don't do that. Let's have some respect for one another."
To Daley, Kerry's remark symbolized a hate-filled brand of politics the mayor has long despised.
"The thing I worry about in politics is all of these people hating one another [saying], 'I hate Kerry', 'I hate Bush.' I wish the former presidents -- Carter and Ford and Clinton and Bush -- would all get up and tell people, 'You may support candidates, but don't hate the other candidate.'
"You see too much hate. And I'll tell you one thing -- hate will turn on people. . . . When hate gets in politics, it's a very, very dangerous aspect."
Better yet, Clinton and Carter could take a page from the class acts of Ford and Bush and just remain silent
You're attributing way too much to it.
Daley is 100% right, glad someone like him has the sense to say it.
The NERVE of this man! He fell off a bike himself and recently!
Guess his training wheels fell off too!
I am amazed this comment came from a dem
After all, Daley has the power to make dead people rise and then vote. That power is not to be trifled with.
Has everyone forgotten when John fell off of his sbowboard, and blamed the secret service. Remeber he fell off of his $5000.00 Serotta bicycle ?
Whadda fraud, phony and charlatan.
But when Kerry fell, it was the Secret Service guy's fault.
Dang! Something I agree with Mayor Daley on! Wonders never cease!
This is the second time Daley has chastised Kerry...Im trying to remember the first incident.....me thinks Daley does not like Kerry.
$6000 road bikes do not typically come with training wheels.
My problem with Kerry's comment is that he's stealing a joke which just recently used him as the butt. The picture of a cycling Kerry (remember the banana suit?) had been doctored to show training wheels. This picture was widely circulated on the 'net.
Now, Kerry gets his chance at a quick jab and all he can do is recycle the idea of training wheels? The man is pathetic. If he had come up with the training wheel quip on his own, I might think it was slightly humorous (if painful as a W supporter). Instead, he just proves he's a pretender in all walks of life.
Then he can claim that he never threw the bike over the fence, just the pedals or the seat or the charge slip for buying it, not the bike, you didn't see that. Who are you gonna believe, Kerry or your own lying eyes?-
THE MACHINE HAS SPOKEN!!
You know.... I'm becoming convinced that in many ways Iraq is ahead of us, and where we are going. That country is disfunctional because of the deep hatred between different groups... like kurds and sheites.... I really think that is where we are headed.