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Response to blm (Reply #46)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 05:58 PM

47. That's my point, they didn't HAVE to twist it!

"This is not what I intended to say" is a valid defense, but it doesn't make up for the golden sound-bite you provided the opposition. "What I did say doesn't mean what you think it means" (as some attempted to defend him with) is NOT a valid defense, it only makes the problem worse and kept the story alive.

This single misstatement put a bunch of Democrats on the defensive going into the 2006 midterms, and while you can say that you know what he really meant to say, it doesn't change the reality of what he did say. It wasn't just the media that piled on, you can find comments from people who knew better (including his predecessor, Sec. Clinton). Kerry is now the Sec. of State. The precise use of words is vital to his job, and I think he needs to be more careful about how he says things.

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