Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Statement of Senator John Kerry: “I Personally Apologize…”

John Kerry just released the following statement regarding his "poorly stated joke" at the rally in Pasadena, CA on Monday:

"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."

The bottom line here is this distraction is about the debate on Iraq and the real issues, as Kerry said and not about personalities.


Blogger mftenn said...

It's ok to apolagize but I believe Sen. Kerry needs to stay on the attack like the republicans would. Sen. Kerry needs to take this opportunity and make this momentary weakness his strength by using it to shine on a light on the fact Bush/Cheney cut Veterans benefits by 10 billion dollars and slashed over seas pay and war zone pay for veterans because it was to costly- Kerry voted for these- so who is supporting the troops? Sitting on the sidelines shows weakness- the same weakness shown in the slow response to swift boat attacks. Keep up the fight Sen Kerry. Please pass this on to his handlers. thanks.

6:34 AM  
Blogger Tired of all the Liberal Rhetoric out there.... said... what was the joke??? If he had been a Republican....all hell would have broken loose and his lame excuse for an apology wouldn't have even held water....let alone be accepted. He didn't apologise...he just covered his butt.

11:23 AM  
Blogger Marc B. said...

John Kerry should stand behind his comment .. It is the truth ..

I always agree with his point of view - but, he is HORRIBLE at defending himself ..

What Kerry is saying - is that uneducated people are often left with little choice, but to join the forces in Iraq ..

Is this a lie? Shouldn't such an important politician have the right to say this? We all know exactly what he meant ..

Why can Michael Moore speak the truth (and be considered a cult-hero)?

Kerry should be allowed to state the obvious truth also ..

4:45 PM  

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