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With the Democrats, nothing is in the bag...

With the Democrats a mile ahead in most polls and even Necropublican commentators on Larry King last night whimpering that anything short of a rout for the Democrats would make them seem like pathetic losers, John Kerry, oh yes, that John Kerry, finally gave the Necropublicans a talking point. If you haven't seen it, John Kerry answered a question about education today by inferring that if you don't get one, you end up in Iraq. Here's the video clip:

Natch, the Necropublicans, sensing blood in the water, and what's more, blood in the water involving their favorite fetish -> other people dying for them on foreign soil, have jumped on it. George Bush says:
Even in the midst of a heated campaign season, there are still some things we should all be able to agree on, and one of the most important is that every one of our troops deserves our gratitude and respect
which of course, on its face, is true. However if I was in the military, what I would ask for more than anything, even more than respect, is to not be sent to die in a foreign country except for very, very good reasons. Bush is as he was, a fraud, an eight-year-old playing leader.

And John Kerry, for his part, is as he was, probably well meaning, but stilted and ultimately ineffectual.

If Taylor Marsh is right, here is what he meant 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.

If Democrats take no other solace from this incident - it should effectively end a Kerry bid in 2008.

Update: I note that Taylor Marsh links to Kerry's "explanation" - an apology and an attach together. Not too badly done, actually.

I deleted a comment to this post on the grounds that it appeared to be unformatted spam. If it was not, my apologies, but I couldn't read it.

never underestimate the ability of the Dems to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory

Are we sure that Kerry _is_ a Democrat? Rove couldn't have planned this better himself.

If John Kerry was indeed trying to make a joke here, and I really do believe he was, then I blame the Democrats for this debacle. Specifically, I blame the Democrats for failing to point out to Kerry that he has no ability to tell jokes, never has and never will.

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