Kerry Reconsidered

You know, maybe I’m being too hard on poor JFK for saying this on Monday:

“You know, education — if you make the most of it, you study hard and you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.”

It turns out he was supposed to say this

A Kerry spokeswoman, Amy Brundage, said Kerry’s prepared text had called for him to say: “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. Just ask President Bush.”

I’m so glad that has been made clear for us, and, as Florida Cracker reminds us, he knows what he’s speaking about when it comes to “intellectually lazy”:

WASHINGTON — During last year’s presidential campaign, John F. Kerry was the candidate often portrayed as intellectual and complex, while George W. Bush was the populist who mangled his sentences.
But newly released records show that Bush and Kerry had a virtually identical grade average at Yale University four decades ago.
In 1999, The New Yorker published a transcript indicating that Bush had received a cumulative score of 77 for his first three years at Yale and a roughly similar average under a non-numerical rating system during his senior year.
Kerry, who graduated two years before Bush, got a cumulative 76 for his four years, according to a transcript that Kerry sent to the Navy when he was applying for officer training school. He received four D’s in his freshman year out of 10 courses, but improved his average in later years.

And , of course,

Another of his strongest efforts, a 77, came in French class.

So, please, let’s cut Kerry the Slacker some slack and for god’s sake study, kids: if you’re lazy in college you could end up President.
Or worse, married to Teresa.
Seriously, if “lazy” Bush’s Yale average of 77 gets us ‘stuck in Iraq’, Kerry’s 76 would have left us…where, exactly?

2 Responses to “Kerry Reconsidered”

  1. (“Or WORSE“, indeed.)

  2. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Kerry has plenty of slack…..inside his skull.
    And that’s all I’m going to cut the puke.

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