Kerryism of the Day.

The senator's caveats and curlicues.
July 7 2004 1:17 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: This comes from our political editor ... who I think has been watching an awful lot of debates and exchanges. He wants to know if you are aware that Sen. Edwards' father worked in a mill all his life.

Kerry: Uh, sure, I'm aware of that. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
—interview with NPR's "Day to Day," March 1, 2004

[1] 'Course I am.

[2] And I respect it

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[4] And I respect John Edwards' story

[5] and the way in which he has, you know, gone to college and been very successful.

[6] And I think that's one of the great American stories.

[7] But I think there are also other experiences

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