Once again John Kerry shows what the crop of 2004 Democratic hopefuls
are made of. In a New York Post article dated December 6, 2003, while doing
an interview for Rolling Stone magazine Kerry states, “Did I expect George
Bush to f— it up as badly as he did? I don’t think anybody did.” Politics
aside, is this the kind of person that we would choose to lead our country?
I would hope not.
There are two things I come away with after reading this quote. First
is how far will someone pander to receive votes? Rolling Stone magazine,
targeted to a youthful reader, is where John Kerry reveals his new strategy:
drop f-bombs targeting youthful New Hampshire primary voters. In the same
NY Post article, it stated Kerry would lose by a 3-1 margin to Howard Dean
in the New Hampshire primary.
The second thing that amazes me is that while Kerry is conducting on-the-record
interviews using f-words, later that day he could potentially be in front
of a forum discussing issues facing senior citizens. I’d like to see the
senior’s reaction after he begins his opening statement with, “Who f—in’
wants prescription drug benefits?”
My point is not that he used a certain word; it’s when he chose to use
it. My parents taught me that there is a time and place for such language,
but on-the-record interviews while running for president probably isn’t one