The ripple effects of Senator John Kerry’s “botched joke” don’t seem to end. As Captain Ed reported yesterday, if Kerry decides to run for President in 2008, he may not even have the support of fellow Massachusetts senator Ted Kennedy.
Our good friend Leo, who has a son serving in Iraq, recently voiced his displeasure with Senator Kerry’s “botched joke” via e-mail.
You can imagine Leo’s surprise when he received a reply from Kerry.
However, Leo has decided not to accept the Senator’s apology.
Mr. Kerry, until this past year, never in my life would I have thought that I would live to see the day when elected officials would, during wartime, so cavalierly, publicly and seditiously go out of their way to speak ill of our soldiers' mission; while in the same vile sentences have the unmitigated gall to proclaim that they "support the troops."
Freedom of Political Speech, a gift given us not only by our Founding Fathers, but by the lifeblood of every Soldier, Sailor and Marine since the founding of our Nation, is a multi-edged sword that can cut in varying directions. A prudent, judicious American will recognize that with such an awesome freedom, comes an equally awesome responsibility to use it wisely. You sir, have wielded it with a reckless abandon befitting not a statesman, but a brigand.
Once again, Senator Kerry, at the very least, I wish to thank you for taking the time to respond to my correspondence. But accept your apology?
Thanks, but no thanks.
Check out Senator Kerry’s e-mail and Leo’s entire response here.