Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Lurch's Education Incentive Plan
(H/T Captain Ed) No matter what your political orientation, I doubt few people would disagree with the premise that John "Lurch" Kerry's presidential campaign was sunk by his failure to engage common sense prior to flapping his gums.
Well, if - as all indicators show - Lurch intends to take another shot at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in 2008, this clip from an appearance at another floundering campaign - that of Phil Angelides in California - is sure to follow him around.
Lurch always encourages education. Here's his latest incentive for young people to do well in school:
You know, education, if you make the most of it, if you study hard and you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, uh, you, you can do well. If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq.Yes, my fellow Americans. A United States Senator, who by the way served in Vietnam and has the three purple hearts to prove it, believes the United States Military is made up of uneducated dunces who couldn't find a better job because they are stupid.
Memo to Lurch: People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw rocks.
Here endeth the lesson.
UPDATE: Lurch held a press conference this afternoon to "clarify" his statement. Rush went to it live, and Lurch did a mediocre job of attempting to deflect the firestorm of criticism generated by his gaffe. In Lurch's reality, he mangled a joke aimed at W. He hit all the talking points - feigning outrage at being attacked by the likes of Tony Snow, Rush Limbaugh, and the Sons of the Republic Blog. (Author's note: He only mentioned two of the three people listed there. You can pick which two.)
Here's the bottom line: John F. "Lurch" Kerry, a Veteran (who by the way served in Vietnam) took a cheap shot at the Commander in Chief which actually landed on a bunch of current veterans who have more spine in a single vertebra than Lurch has in his entire body. Though he may whine in an attempt to obfuscate the facts he cannot escape the fact it is not the first time he has slimed the US Armed Forces in a lame attempt to score political points.
Yes, Lurch, we remember 1971. Americans didn't like it then. They sure as hell don't like it now. You got away with it then. In case you were in a coma all through 2004, you didn't get away with it again. You won't get away with it now.
UPDATE #2: Lurch again fails to learn the first rule of holes. Cue the steam shovel.
Here endeth another lesson.
For those of you who desire to support the troops rather than throw rocks at them, please visit the Valour IT drive. There are few causes more worthy than this.