Mark Steyn says John Kerry has a new excuse He’s not the one saying all those dumb and/or controversial things: it’s his speechwriters.
When Kerry talks about “any Benedict Arnold CEO or corporation that takes American jobs overseas,” he’s not referring to someone who “takes jobs overseas.” Perish the thought! He’s all in favor of taking jobs overseas. It wasn’t him who attacked all those “Benedict Arnold CEOs,” just his “overzealous speechwriters.” And the minute he discovered it was going on, he called them to say, “Look, that’s not what I’m saying.” I mean, OK, it was what he was saying in the narrow technical sense of words emerging from between his lips, day after day, night after night, all through primary season.
So Kerry’s constantly changing positions is not his fault. He knows what he’s “saying,” it’s just those darn speechwriters keep getting it all mixed up. So, for example, when Kerry says on the one hand that the blame for the Iraqi prisoner abuse must go to the top of the chain of command, but on the other says he’s not responsible for atrocities committed by his Swift Boat sailors in Vietnam, he’s not flip-flopping, it’s those speechwriters again. Now it’s all understandable.