Kerryism of the Day.

The senator's caveats and curlicues.
June 4 2004 1:51 PM

Kerryism of the Day

The senator's caveats and curlicues.

What did he say?
What did he say?

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"I actually did vote for the $87 billion 1."

—Huntington, W.Va., March 16, 2004 (on appropriations for Iraq)

[1] before I voted against it.

Kerry version:

"I actually did vote for the $87 billion—before I voted against it."

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