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Question about Kerry comment

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by JayFarrar, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    I've been wondering.
    What would the reaction had been if Kerry had gotten the joke right? Had said the missing "us" as the prepared text indicates he was supposed to.
    Just curious.
  2. A decent laugh in the hall. (The man cannot bring the funny. At all.).
    Roughly the same frothing in the usual precincts.
  3. Duane Postum

    Duane Postum Member

    Don't think it would have gotten any play.
  4. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Not just the missing "us," but also the punchline, which – the NYT dispatch notwithstanding – he also omitted:

    "Just ask President Bush."

    (Everybody realizes that Kerry didn't make grades in college as good as Bush, right? Okay, then.)

    If he spits it out correctly, no story.

    And as for you, Fenian, if by "frothing in the usual precincts," you're referring to the long list of Democrats who ran, did not walk, to distance themselves -- such right-wing extremist nutjobs as Sen. Clinton, Virginia senate candidate James Webb and DNC chairman Howard (Aieeee!) Dean -- then you're right. I can't imagine any of them frothing about the real joke at all.
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