Kerryism of the Day.

The senator's caveats and curlicues.
June 15 2004 11:07 AM

Kerryism of the Day

The senator's caveats and curlicues.

What did he say?
What did he say?

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William Saletan William Saletan

Will Saletan writes about politics, science, technology, and other stuff for Slate. He’s the author of Bearing Right.

Question: We have had an FCC chairman who's been a deregulator. I looked back in the records. You missed the vote in the Senate last fall which overturned his media ownership rules.

Kerry: Right 1. I wasn't there for the vote 2.

—C-SPAN interview, June 3, 2004

[1] but I declared myself completely in favor of it

[2] but I was 100 percent in favor of overturning his rules

Verbatim:

Right, but I declared myself completely in favor of it. I wasn't there for the vote, but I was 100 percent in favor of overturning his rules.

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