Tuesday, June 07, 2005

John Kerry's Failures

Alright, so he didn't actually flunk. But John Kerry never really had a chance in the 2004 election. Bush had a better platform, better hair and, as it turns out, better grades. I hope this is the death of nuance.

Kerry, Bush had similar grades

‘Kerry had a cumulative average of 76 and got four Ds his freshman year -- in geology, two history courses and political science’

I could understand Calculus, but history? Twice?! And Political Science! I can barely contain myself.

'"I always told my dad that D stood for distinction," Kerry said in a written response to reporters' questions.'

I thought D stood for Dubya!

'Bush had a cumulative grade average of 77 his first three years at Yale.'

Bush supporters don’t need to gloat. Everyone can remember the election... Who am I kidding? Gloat away!

Speaking of dumb…

Judge wants to question U.S. troops on Iraq deaths

'A Spanish judge wants to question three U.S. soldiers as suspects in the death of a Spanish cameraman who was killed when a U.S. tank fired on a hotel housing foreign journalists during the 2003 assault on Baghdad.'

Anyone that can’t understand why the US should not join the International Criminal Court should be able to figure it out now.

'"It would be a very, very cold day in hell before that would ever happen," said a U.S. State Department official'

I would think Spain would keep their trap shut considering their own exit from the situation.

'The Spanish court would only have jurisdiction in the death of the Spanish citizen.'

They most certainly would not. I don’t know why Reuters would make such a statement. Then again, it is Reuters.

'The soldiers would be questioned as suspects for murder and for crimes against the international community, which carry sentences of 15 to 20 years in jail and 10 to 15 years respectively.'

'"I just cannot imagine how any U.S. soldier can be subject to some kind of foreign proceeding for criminal liability when he is in a tank in a war zone as part of an international coalition," the State Department official added.'

I cannot imagine how a former ally in the Second Gulf War could display such arrogance. Then again, when our own press continues to promote such ideas, it is difficult to be critical. Linda Foley, President of the Newspaper Guild, got a little more press today as the Boston Herald highlighted reporter and blogger Hiawatha Bray’s comments from a couple of days ago.

Globe blog guru raps guild prez, eyes post

His actual comments can be read here: Choose Honor

The remainder of the press failed to extract their heads from the sand today.

In Sports:

Nats 2, As 1
Braves 3, Angels 2
Nats remain in first place.