Saturday, March 13, 2004
If you can't fool a kid: From the Chicago Sun-Times on kids covering John "Flipper" Kerry:
As part of a nationwide team covering the presidential race for kid-oriented Scholastic News, 11-year-old Mitchel Hochberg of Northbrook queried John Kerry at an Evanston senior center this week.
Hochberg, a fifth-grader, noted that President Bush and Kerry have exchanged unusually aggressive barbs for so early in a presidential contest. Does that help Kerry or hurt him? Hochberg wondered.
Kerry responded by talking about prescription drugs.
"It was an interesting experience,'' Hochberg said after the event. But, he lamented, Kerry's response "wasn't a full answer.''
Welcome to the club, kid.
The truth is that all politicians do this, but Kerry does it more often, and more clumsily, than others.