Kerryism of the Day.

The senator's caveats and curlicues.
July 21 2004 11:46 AM

Kerryism of the Day

The senator's caveats and curlicues.

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[18] It's that simple.

[19]  ... Question: You never went past exploration? Kerry: Well, we never went past that there could be an exploration.

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Kerry: We are friends. It's a dear friendship. And I respect him and respect that friendship enormously. And I admire John McCain's willingness to stand up and sort of speak his heart to the country. I think that's important. And that's what John Edwards and I are going to do. But I think that—
Question: So you didn't offer [McCain the vice-presidency]?
Kerry: People suggested that we look at that. There were some people on the other side of the fence, may I say, who reached out and suggested it. John and I chatted briefly about whether or not we should even explore it. And I think in his heart he felt that it was not something he wanted to do. And in the end, we saw issues about it, and we didn't pursue it. It's that simple. ...
Question: You never went past exploration?
Kerry: Well, we never went past that there could be an exploration.

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