I take partial blame myself, and will eat some crow. After another football fumble, let him get back to his windsurfing.
Well, I recant. Pass me the crow with a little salt and Tobasco. Let the man have his windsurfing back. At least we have had no evidence of his elitist ways putting battle states in jeopardy.
And as the title notes, I take partial responsibility for the Senator's latest blunder in the world of sports.
In my 8-13-04 post entitled "That swamp is not in Georgia," I wrote to Sen. Kerry as follows:
"Senator Kerry, with Mr. Maloof's recent passing, the traditional Presidential hopeful visit to Manuel's Tavern is no doubt a no go (but even with the changed circumstances, it would be one hella good idea and would get you some good press, some very good press. Bring Sen. Edwards, and I assure you a bunch of Democrats will be there, cross my heart.)
If you do come to Georgia and begin talking about swamps, for dern sure make sure the one you are talking about is the Okefenokee, and not the other one."
I knew Sen. Kerry probably wouldn't being coming here, and rather than advising him about this, I should have advised him about the names of football stadiums he would need to know about, as in where a little known football team by the name of the Green Bay Packers plays. Things more important than Georgia and Florida sports.
Today we read in the Washington Post in an article entitled "John Kerry stumbled in Wisconsin by botching the name of the Packers' field":
Forget soccer moms and NASCAR dads. The most important demographic in these parts transcends gender and geography -- it's Green Bay Packers fans.
Both candidates are targeting them with the ferocity of a Brett Favre bullet, but only John F. Kerry has fumbled the name of the hallowed grounds on which the Packers play, the frozen tundra of Curly Lambeau Field.
At a campaign event last month, the Democratic presidential nominee called it Lambert Field -- a slip of the tongue carried on television, in papers throughout the state and on ESPN's Web site.
That's akin to calling the Yankees the Yankers or the Chicago Bulls the Bells.
Tell me again what made you do the 8-13-04 post in which you were talking about football and football stadiums. Well, the earlier post notes:
"FOOTBALL FUMBLE: With less than a month until the start of the college football season, you'd expect online football message boards to be full of talk about injuries, Heisman hopefuls or championship prospects. But some fans at Ohio State and Michigan universities are talking politics.
During a campaign speech in Bowling Green, Ohio, Mr. Kerry played it safe and decided not to take sides in the local college rivalry between the Bowling Green Falcons and Toledo Rockets. Instead, he endorsed Ohio State, a unifying force in the Buckeye State. But then, Mr. Kerry repeated this joke at a speech in Michigan."
You see what I mean about maybe he ought to just stick with windsurfing?