Kerry "Releases" His Records

| 2 Comments | 4 TrackBacks

So John Kerry has released his military records to the Boston Globe. The Globe, being the upstanding paradigm of journalism that it is (see here, for an example of their journalistic credibility), will undoubtedly give the world the straight story on the contents of those records.

Yes. And someday I might don a cape and tights and fly under my own power.*

Globe reporter Michael Kranish tells us there is a "lack of any substantive new material about Kerry's military career" in the files.

I'm wagering that what we have just witnessed is a completely new usage of the word "substantive." Someone should let the folks at Merriam-Webster know about this.

Kranish — who, as Michelle Malkin notes, co-authored the Kerry campaign suck-up book John F. Kerry: The Complete Biography By The Boston Globe Reporters Who Know Him Best (a title as wordy as the former candidate himself) — would appear to be Kerry's "go-to" guy in the print media.

Kerry thus gets the benefit of being able to claim full disclosure, without the slightest potential of a critical word being said by the news staff at his media outlet-of-choice.

As a sop to the critics, however, details of Kerry's academic career were published, including a photo of the undergraduate Kerry.

Guess which one is the young Brahmin:

bad Kerry photoStar Trek: salt vampire

OK, that was just cruel. Deliciously cruel. But it's no wonder he didn't want those records released. The camera just isn't friendly to him at all.

* I might someday fly under my own power, but I will never wear tights and a cape. Which, all things considered, would be for the best. Trust me on this.


Update: looks like some other folks are having fun with the yearbook picture. And no, I don't have my own yearbook picture handy, like some folks do. This will have to do:

Update 2: Matt scores some commentary from Swift Boat Vet kahuna John O'Neill.

4 TrackBacks

TrackBack URL: http://www.emersons.net/mt4/mt-tb.cgi/821

The Boston Globe, which endorsed Kerry in last year's election, has reported that Kerry's released Navy records have been released to them... Read More

Happy Tuesday. This is the day of the week that Marcus is suppose to post, but again due to his crazy schedule he is not able. I am his substitute.... Read More

In Kerry allows Navy release of military, medical records, the Boston Globe's Michael Kranish says that a review of the records by the Globe staff reveals ... nothing. In fact, says Kranish, the records show that Kerry received commendations and reco... Read More

Case in Point The funny thing is, Russ seems like such a nice guy on AIM. Read More

2 Comments

It's Sally the Salt Sucker! One of the best ST:TOS episodes ever!!

(But who's that on the right?)

Archives

Powered by Movable Type 4.31-en


About...

  • About Russ
  • Worth Remembering: the AN/MLQ-34 TACJAM


My Amazon.com Wish List

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Russ published on June 7, 2005 11:09 AM.

Quote of the Day, plus a transcript was the previous entry in this blog.

Quote of the Day is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.

Twitter Updates

    Follow me on Twitter.