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."
Has anyone (other than perhaps Kerry's ex-wife) ever been heard to say 'I hate Kerry'???
Kerry is too much of a nothing to be hated.
All the real hate goin' on out there is directed against President Bush, not Kerry. Daley is trying for some moral equivalence that ain't there.
"Da Mare" is actually a bike guy. He wants to close Lake Shore Drive on Sunday mornings for the bicyclists. I think it's a pre-emptive strike in case he ever falls of his bike.
Even the Dems don't like Kerry as a person. Kerry's immature comments made about President Bush show everyone what a small man Kerry really is. He is an embarassment even to the Democrats everytime he opens his mouth. This is why he is the "presumptive presidential nominee" of the Democratic party. They are all hoping and praying someone else will come along that is better for them. How pathetic.
Actually, the more he open his mouth, the more fuel spits out.
Yep.... and then screaming about the Bush camp running attack ads on television. Talk about hypocritical!
It is just his eccentricities acting up again. Nothing will stop him from voting for Kerry.
The only thing that comes to mind is when Bush 41 said something about his dog knowing more about foreign policy than those two bozos (in reference to Clinton and Gore).
But Reagan? Never. And I can't think of anything from Ford either. Bush 43 has been extremely respectful of his opponents - except for a certain Clymer.
All to often I hear news reports that address the abundance of attack ads used in this political season by BOTH parties. I don't see how pointing out Kerry's voting record constitutes an attack ad, yet even Fox News uses "attack" in their descriptions.
Another off the record stupid remark. Tell me this guy can't possibly win in November.
He can store them on his brand new aero-plane now. Maybe he can even get his keepers to strong arm some poor sheeple in to doing matching paint jobs for the plane and the sports equipment.
No...it seems his "butler" has to run alongside when Kerry rides...apparently one of the Secret Service agents crossed the butler and he had to let go...it wasn't Kerry's fault, but the SOB Secret Service agents again!
They are all (R)'s, y'know....Queen Cankle said so!
The EIB Photo Montage shows sKerry on his $6000 road bike with the following accessories:
-Gucci wicker bike basket
-DuPont "Purple Heart Purple" paint job
-a set of Pirelli 55/60-8 performance training wheel tires mounted on Lamborghini Cycling wheels
Kerry is too much of a nothing to be hated.
I hate nothing....
Mandatatory Anger Management and Sensitivity Training, and perhaps Community Service in the Emergency Room.
That should make Senator Kerry a more caring person.
"All the real hate goin' on out there is directed against President Bush"
You are absolutely correct. Much of Kerry's potential voters are not people who particularly like Kerry, rather they HATE Bush. What a way to pick a candidate. Though for the record, I hate Kerry, not the reason I'm not going to vote for him however.
Richard Daley opining on politics - I interpret this as meaning: "Hate is raw emotion which can be difficult to control & manipulate to your political favor - graft & corruption is a much more reliable & precise way to control political outcomes."
Kerry always goes too far when he talks about W. President Bush took office and before he even spent the night in the White House, his plate was full of garbage that Clinton left for him. This first four years has been nothing but clean up and do what Clinton didn't do for eight years. Bush doesn't blame, and doesn't cast slams. He stepped up to the plate for Americans, and did what he had to in the quest of keeping our country safe. Had he done otherwise, we would be fighting this war in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.