...Tad Devine, Senior Advisor and Campaign Strategist for John Kerry, appeared on Scarborough Country on MSNBC to talk about the infamous John Kerry quote:
AP Reports:There is a huge media spin on who Kerry was referring to - liberal media believe that he referred to Republican critics and other folks believe he referred to President Bush, Vice President Cheney and the administration. I listened to the quote. It's actually "these guys are the most crooked, lying group I've ever seen."
WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry on Wednesday called for deeper tax cuts for the middle class than proposed by President Bush and described his Republican critics as "the most crooked ... lying group I've ever seen."
Of course, in the same article, AP replays the same quote in a different light:
...Earlier Wednesday in Chicago, Kerry toughened his comments about his GOP critics after a supporter urged him to take on Bush. "Let me tell you, we've just begun to fight," Kerry said. "We're going to keep pounding. These guys are the most crooked, you know, lying group I've ever seen. It's scary."So was he talking about President Bush? Sounds to me like he was talking about him.
Well, I have news for you. According to Tad Devine tonight, John Kerry was referring to "those people on the internet." (The transcript will hopefully be here soon.)
Does he mean blogs?
Lying? Crooked? Maybe John Kerry meant the French government...
Update 03-11-04: The transcript is up and this is what Tad Devine said - "The great thing about naming names of some of these people who were floating this stuff around the Internet today is that that‘s just what they‘re looking for, to be elevated in this process."
There was also an awful lot of crosstalk between Scarborough and Devine where I heard Devine complain about the Internet.