|Political What's My Line?|
(8/25/2004) The occasional mistake doesn’t make us stupid, but apparently, if you can compile a list of malaprops, you somehow demonstrate a person’s lack of intelligence. This list has been around for almost a decade, but has been dusted off in a futile attempt to discredit Democratic hopeful John Kerry.
Variants of this list have attributed these (and other) questionable quotes to President George W. Bush as well as former Vice Presidents Dan Quayle and Al Gore. The Bush version is the most popular by far, but the new Kerry version is quickly gaining ground. One of the sure-fire signs that someone has simply taken a copy of one of these previous lists and swapped Kerry's name with the previously accused supposed mis-speaker is the third so-called quote about a Governor’s responsibility. Why would Kerry be commenting on this, since he is a Senator and has never served in that capacity. Of those to whom this list has been attributed, Bush is the only one with that accomplishment on his resume.
Since all of these quotes were previously attributed to Bush, Quayle or Gore, it’s safe to reason that Kerry did not speak them. Break this chain.
Category: Political Ponderings