My few regular readers, and anyone who has looked at my sidebar, know that The Opinionator served in the United States Army. The Army helped me develop into a man and a better person. I am much better for the experience. It also provided the means for me to go to college, both while on active duty at night and lunch hour and afterwards. Because of the Army College Fund, I now have a BA from San Diego State University. Because of the discipline and dedication I learned in the Army, I also have an MBA.
People who know me also know my father was a career Sailor and that my brother is a Commander in the United States Navy who earned an NROTC scholarship as an enlisted sailor and is the Captain of a Navy Warship. Little did we know that we are retards. However, that is what John Kerry seems to think.
Senator Kerry and his people are saying that he misspoke and was really trying to make a joke at President Bush's expense. Fine, if Kerry merely mangled his words he could do the easy and correct thing and apologize for doing just that. How hard is that? If he really did make a mistake, it should not be a problem. Instead, he is refusing to apologize (odd behavior from someone that accidentally mangled his words) and is attacking and attempting to smear everyone from Rush Limbaugh to John McCain. As Dean Barnett at Hugh Hewitt's place writes, that is strange logic, "A) He misspoke and obviously caused offense; but B) He has nothing to apologize for."
Unfortunately for him, he is on camera saying what he said. It is not like anyone is making it up. Stupid move on his part and will follow him if he ever does try to run for President again. For my part, I agree with Blackfive, Kerry is an asshat! Oh, and he can kiss my ass!