Sunday, August 08, 2004
Log-speck-eye: John Kerry did something stupid last week. He took an tip from Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 and attacked President Bush for sitting and reading a book, calmly, with schoolkids for 7 minutes after being told that America was under attack.
Unfortunately, Kerry apparently forgot that he'd already gone on the record with Larry King on his reaction to the attacks the morning of 9/11.
I was in the Capitol. We’d just had a meeting—we’d just come into a leadership meeting in Tom Daschle’s office, looking out at the Capitol. And as I came in, Barbara Boxer and Harry Reid were standing there, and we watched the second plane come in to the building. And we shortly thereafter sat down at the table and then we just realized nobody could think, and then boom, right behind us, we saw the cloud of explosion at the Pentagon. And then word came from the White House, they were evacuating, and we were to evacuate, and so we immediately began the evacuation.
The second plane flew into the World Trade Center at 9:03 a.m. The plane hit the Pentagon at 9:43 a.m.
That's 40 minutes.
Versus Bush's 7 minutes.
This is not a winner for Kerry.