Tuesday, October 31, 2006

John Kerry's "botched joke."

Kerry delivered a speech to college students in California today and opened with this:

"You know, education -- if you make the most of it, you study hard and you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq."

He's refusing to apologize, though he called the remark a "botched joke" meant for the president. Here's what he was supposed to say:

"I can't overstress the importance of a great education. Do you know where you end up if you don't study, if you aren't smart, if you're intellectually lazy? You end up getting us stuck in a war in Iraq."

He was supposed to make a joke at the president's expense, and ended up calling American troops lazy and uneducated. That is one huge Freudian slip.

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