Originally Posted by rascal
That's true. But that doesn't take away from the fact that several eye witnesses place Kerry at that meeting. Maybe it was after that meeting when he left, but that isn't what he said.
Nor does it take away from his comments when he got back from Vietnam about his fellow soldiers. That was unexusable and no hiding from that.
This is totally off-topic, but I thought this was both funny and insightful. Can't say Kerry doesn't have a strong sense of irony. From slate:
A few years back Kerry went on a Boston station with Eddie Andelman and said "my favorite Red Sox player of all time is The Walking Man, Eddie Yost," who never played for the Red Sox.
Yost was, however, a Red Sox coach for several years...Eddie Yost was a mediocre hitter who became an All-Star by letting the opposing pitcher screw up: he often led the league in walks, was near the top in on-base percentage. Boring, seemingly passive, reliable, effective..
Right. Maybe Kerry's being candid, not phony. What does it say that he admires a player who got on base not by hitting but by walking? Hmmm. So a) Kerry survives in Vietnam in large party by making his boat a small target. b) His standard political technique is to avoid clear, assailable stands. c) His 2004 strategy is remarkably passive, dependent almost entirely on voter satisfaction with the incumbent. Seemingly, he wants to get to the White House Yost-style, by a base on balls!