Wednesday, August 18, 2004
Remember when John Kerry went to the prom and got doused with pig's blood?
Oh wait, sorry, that wasn't Kerry; it was Carrie, Sissy Spacek's character in the eponymous 1976 film. We regret the error.
The Kerry campaign seems to have made a similar mistake. Bloggers Eugene Volokh and Robert Tagorda note that campaign press releases from Jan. 29 and March 24 describe Kerry as a former vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. But although Kerry was a member of the committee until 2000, Volokh and Tagorda show that he almost certainly never served as vice chairman.
A fellow senator with a similar name did, however. The biography of Bob
Kerrey, now president of New York's New School University, says that he was
the commmittee's vice chairman between 1995 and 1999. Kerrey also, by the way,
served in Vietnam.