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His Speechwriters Made Him Do It

Mark Steyn has finally figured out why Kerry seems like he flip flops. It’s all an illusion:

When Kerry talks about ”any Benedict Arnold CEO or corporation that takes American jobs overseas,” he’s not referring to someone who ”takes jobs overseas.” Perish the thought! He’s all in favor of taking jobs overseas. It wasn’t him who attacked all those ”Benedict Arnold CEOs,” just his ”overzealous speechwriters.” And the minute he discovered it was going on, he called them to say, ”Look, that’s not what I’m saying.”

I mean, OK, it was what he was saying in the narrow technical sense of words emerging from between his lips, day after day, night after night, all through primary season. I had a quick rummage through the Nexis database, and found a mere 746 citations for Kerry and the expression ”Benedict Arnold.” I myself have personally been present on three occasions when he attacked ”Benedict Arnold CEOs” who ”take jobs overseas,” and on two of them he didn’t have a TelePrompTer or even a script. He just stood in front of us and the words came out of his mouth, almost as if they were what he himself believed…

…Well, it’s good to know the senator has finally found a way to neutralize the flip-flop question. Many of us assumed that, when he was for the war and then he was against it and then he was for it again, that he kept changing his mind. But now it’s possible he was just being entirely consistent — he’s always been for it, or against it, it’s just that his ”overzealous speechwriters” kept putting the wrong words in his mouth.


Omnipotent and Omniscient?

This kind of obnoxious demagoguery is one of many reasons that I cannot pull the lever for Kerry for president.

Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry said Thursday if he were president he would not be “the last to know what is going on in my command…”

Like most or all of Kerry’s promises, there are scant details on how he thinks that he could make such a guarantee.