On Dec 5 2002 Trent Lott stated at Strom Thurmond's 100th birthday celebration:
"I want to say this about my state: When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We're proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn't have had all these problems over all these years, either."
Whereupon John Kerry stated:
"It saddens me greatly to suggest this, but in the interests of the Senate, his party, and the nation, I believe Trent Lott should step aside as majority leader," Kerry said. "I simply do not believe the country can today afford to have someone who has made these statements again and again be the leader of the United States Senate."
The non stop media feeding frenzy drove Lott from his leadership position in the U.S. Senate.
On October 30 2006 John Kerry stated:
"You know, education--if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, uh, you can do well. If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq."
The mainstream media neglected to report this statement (as most of their reporters agree with it) until their darling, John McCain remarked on it and they were thus forced to address it.
ΛΕΟΝΙΔΑΣ is waiting for Howard Deane to attribute the Kerry remark to Rove induced hypnosis.
We are now exposed to the results of journalism students at the major "universities" responding to the query: "why have you chosen to major in journalism?" by the response "to save the world" instead of : "report the news".
Update: 11/02/06 08:52hrs EST
[John] Kerry, whose brain is definitely not his finest organ, elected to counterattack, as if for anyone to call attention to the insulting implications of his remark was somehow beyond the pale -- "questioning his patriotism" redux. By doing so, he's demonstrated all the following:ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
* That his arrogance, expressed in his unwillingness ever to admit to a mistake, remains boundless;
* That his ability to foresee the consequences of his words and deeds approaches zero;
* That though his primary goal is power -- the presidency -- his secondary goal, and not far behind at all, is the exaltation of his own image and public profile;
* That his image/publicity obsession completely eclipses any sense of duty to his party or regard for its fortunes.