John Kerry: What I’ve Learned

A good friend of mine tipped me off to these excerpts from an interview with John Kerry in Esquire online. Read the entire piece, but allow me to give you a few delicious samples.

Kerry on his trip last summer: “Last summer I drove across the country with some friends. There was no plan and there were no trappings. We were in blue jeans and shirts, driving all night in my Ford F-150 truck, trading off behind the wheel, telling stories. Like Jack Kerouac. It was fantastic. We went through lush farmland in Pennsylvania and cattle country in Texas. We walked the battlefield at Little Bighorn. Wyoming. Colorado. New Mexico. We dropped into little diners at odd hours and people were freaked. “What are you doing here?”

Kerry on the SwiftBoat Liars: “Unfit for Command was a pack of lies. I said so at the time. My crew said so. The Navy said so. But a lot of money was put behind the lies. If a lot of money is put behind a lie, it will become the truth for some people — particularly if they don’t get enough of the real truth. I take the blame for not making certain that there was money behind the real truth. That’s what I meant when I said I should’ve come back and coldcocked him.”

Kerry on incarceration: “Regrettably, one of the fastest-growing industries in America is prison.”

Kerry on his epitaph: “One word I’d like on my tombstone to describe myself for generations to come? President would be a good one.”

Heh. Cross posted from AoF

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One Response to John Kerry: What I’ve Learned

  1. Darrell Prows says:

    Departing from my self imposed rule of speaking nothing but ill of Richard Nixon, it can be said of him that he ran for president, lost, came back to run again, and won. You don’t see that everyday.