Kerryism of the Day.

The senator's caveats and curlicues.
June 9 2004 9:15 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: Are you already thinking about a contested-state strategy?

Kerry: Yes. 1

[1] But I'm not thinking about it because of the contested state issue. I'm thinking about it because I want to guarantee that every vote is counted in America.

Kerry version:

"Yes. But I'm not thinking about it because of the contested state issue. I'm thinking about it because I want to guarantee that every vote is counted in America."

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