This is the dumbest thing I have seen in a long while:
Senator John F. Kerry said yesterday that he will stop declaring that his first speech on the floor of the US Senate highlighted his support for the Roe v. Wade decision on abortion rights, a recollection he has learned is not true.
As he has campaigned for the presidency, the Massachusetts Democrat has on numerous occasions stated that his maiden speech as a senator was about abortion rights. Kerry did so last month before a group of women in Des Moines, as he pledged to nominate only supporters of abortion rights to the Supreme Court.
But the Congressional Record shows that Kerry’s first speech in the Senate, on March 19, 1985, was made in opposition to President Reagan’s push to build 21 MX missiles.
File this under who gives a shit. This is the kind of stuff that just simply turns people off to politics. This is not a lie, this is not a sign of acharacter flaw, it was just a lapse in memory. It infuriates me when the press does this about people I like- it still infuriates me when they do it about people I don;t like. Isn’t there something else that those column inches could have been used to discuss? Something, you know, worthwhile? Maybe the Boston Globe should start reading blogs to find out some important things to look into. I would suggest Talk Left, Instapundit, Tacitus, Sullivan, or Yglesias as a starting point.