Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2004]
And let us not forget when Larry King asked Kerry recently about being briefed by the Bush administration on the possibility of new al Qaeda attacks, Senator Kerry said: "They have offered to brief me; I just haven't had time."
That pretty much says it all. Folks, the entire election could turn on that one sentence. Spread it far and wide...
Origins: Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts, the 2004 Democratic nominee for president, and his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, were interviewed by the titular host of CNN's Larry King Live on
Let's get to, first thing's first, news of the day. Tom Ridge warned today about al Qaeda plans of a large-scale attack on the United States, didn't increase
KERRY: Well, I haven't been briefed yet, Larry. They have offered to brief me; I just haven't had time. But all Americans are united in our efforts to defeat terrorism.
I believe that John Edwards and I can wage a far more effective war on terror than George Bush has. I think we can do a better job of making America safe. But in these days ahead, we all join together no matter what.
KING: So, you don't question the timing of this? Some are.
KERRY: It's not for me to do. I think that what's important is for the terrorists to understand that I and John Edwards will wage, using every tool available to us, the most effective war possible against terrorism.
KING: When do you get...
KERRY: And they — the American people are going to decide this race, not terrorists. And they need to know that.
KERRY: We're arranging it. It's at the end of the week I'll get it.
KING: Should be pretty soon.
KERRY: I think it's tomorrow or the next day.
KING: And as for the vice president, he gets one, as well, right?
KERRY: I hope he will. It's presumed.
|John Kerry on Larry King Live (CNN transcript)|