We discussed lots of politics, and it seems none of us had heard the actual comments John Kerry made which started the whole Republican firestorm.
So I found the clip on CNN and here is what he said:
"We're here to talk about education, but I want to say something before...You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq."
He said this at what appeared to be an Angelides for Governor campaign rally, I think it was a college event in LA.
It got a pretty good laugh from the students. I think it was an appropriate message for that audience. If I wanted to play semantics, I could say that the well-educated soldiers who volunteered to fight in Iraq were not "stuck" there. Except that they are, aren't they? Education doesn't matter if you don't use it to make intelligent decisions. Or if you get screwed over but the lying scumbags in and around the White House.
Speaking of politics, in the next day or three I'll be posting my opinions on the way-too-many ballot measures. My vote is secret, but my opinions are not.