Kerryism of the Day.

The senator's caveats and curlicues.
June 3 2004 6:54 PM

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: Does the Kerry administration care if I want to take a trip to Cuba some time?

Kerry: 1 2 3 4I'm not for lifting the embargo. I think we ought to keep the embargo in place. I think we ought to continue to find ways to push Castro to change. 5

—Portland, Ore., May 25, 2004

[1] Well, since there isn't a Kerry administration yet—

[2] I believe that

[3] I have said this publicly

[4] that I think that

[5] But I am in favor of allowing cultural exchanges and travel.

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