To some the comments made by John Kerry are offensive and the actions of Mark Foley are irreprehensible.
Is John Kerry entitled to a free ride on comments because he is a combat veteran? If it takes 1 1/2 days to issue a simple I’m sorry, it is no wonder child protection legislation H.R. 5319 and missing adult legislation H.R. 2103 sits idle.
At what point did Mark Foley become a victim, if he is? Is it due to alleged alcohol abuse or alleged molestation by a priest or was he simply satisfying his own urges? What is known is he had inappropriate exchanges with as he descibes “hot” boys. Should Mark Foley be exempt from his actions because he championed child legislation?
Mark Foley resignation statement:
“I apologize for letting down my family and the people of Florida.”
John Kerry’s statement:
Senator Kerry told an audience of students: “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, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq?”
“…As a combat veteran, I want to make it clear to anyone in uniform and to their loved ones: my poorly stated joke at a rally was not about and never intended to refer to any troop.
I sincerely regret that my words were misinterpreted to wrongly imply anything negative about those in uniform, and I personally apologize to any service member, family member, or American who was offended.
It is clear the Republican Party would rather talk about anything but their failed security policy. I don’t want my verbal slip to be a diversion from the real issues. I will continue to fight for a change of course to provide real security for our country, and a winning strategy for our troops…”
My disclaimer for past, present and future posts, should anyone be offended:
“…I apologize for letting down my family …I sincerely regret that my words were misinterpreted and I apologize to any family member or American who was offended…”