Washington Times Editorial: Sen. Kerry's "arrogant, incredibly elitist... defeatist... reprehensible statement reminds us why he isn't President..."
Other big papers had the story on the front page, above the fold, featured in the headlines. But then, we already knew The Times always slants their always-political "news" in favor of and consistently protecting Democrats.
A few excerpts are below, the rest here.
Update on other news about Kerry's faux pas grande:
"John Kerry ‘Swiftboats' The Democrats" newsmax
"Kerry Insults Troops" humanevents
"'Soulless' Kerry Lacks Honor, Patriotism" humanevents
"Kerry's Quip: Wellstone Funeral Redux?"
"19 House Republicans Demand Kerry Apologize" (Now it's 29 who have signed on)
"...Stuck in Iraq -- that's what Sen. Kerry thinks happens to people who don't study hard. You end up in the uniform, serving your country and getting shot at. Nice going, Senator Winter Soldier..." ("Winter Soldier" is the name of Kerry's hit-piece book defaming American troops who patriotically served in the Vietnam War.)
"We have news for Mr. Kerry, beyond conveying our assessment that this arrogant, incredibly elitist and defeatist and altogether reprehensible statement reminds us why he isn't president and never will be: Patriotism and selflessness are why young Americans readily put themselves in harm's way for their country's sake. This C student is just plain wrong on the facts.
U.S. recruits are better educated than the average American of equivalent age. In fact, 98 percent of U.S. military recruits have a high-school education or G.E.D. Only 75 percent of equivalent-age American youths do. For senators who can't do the math, that's 23 percentage points past just plain wrong...
We understand that Mr. Kerry's primary aim on Monday was to bomb the White House to get at the commander in chief. The troops were an afterthought. Which, come to think of it, is the point -- just as it was in the 1970s...
...thank you, Mr. Kerry, for speaking so candidly. People can see clearly who you are..."