John F. Kerry Thinks US Soldiers Are Uneducated

October 31st, 2006 9:39 AM

The Pasadena Star News yesterday reported on a rally for failing California Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Phil Angelides, at which John Kerry warned students in the audience that if they didn't get an education they would have no other alternative than to be forced into the US Armed Forces.

"Kerry then told the students that if they were able to navigate the education system, they could get comfortable jobs - 'If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq,' he said to a mixture of laughter and gasps."

(Updated by Noel Sheppard: Video available here.)

Obviously, Kerry feels that all our soldiers are uneducated louts with no other opportunities.

So, how many news outlets do you think will bother to cover this gasp inducing claim from former Democratic Party presidential candidate, John F. Kerry?

Let's see if this is picked up by anyone. It's been a day already and only Drudge and Neil Boortz seems to have caught it thus far.

Any takers on a bet that it is ignored otherwise?

*****Update II by Noel Sheppard: White House responds, as does Sen .John McCain; hat tips to Drudge.

*****Update III- Author's note- I have to admit that I am shocked (though quite happy) to see this story get very wide play. So, here is my mae culpa admitting I was wrong that it wouldn't get covered. But, let's face it, the MSM came to the story kicking and screaming, dragged to it by Newsbusters and other conservative outlets.