Kerryism of the Day
The senator's caveats and curlicues.
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Question: You once opposed mandatory sentences for people convicted of drug crimes.
Yeah, but I voted for them later on. There may have been an individual instance where I thought they were too long or didn't make sense. But I've voted for mandatory minimums in certain instances.
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Will Saletan covers science, technology, and politics for Slate and says a lot of things that get him in trouble.
Photograph of John Kerry by Marc Serota/Reuters.