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Lkl to The White House

LKL to the White House.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article appears in the April 5, 2004, issue of National Review.

Transcript:

Larry King Live

2004 Presidential Debate

October 23, 2004

Larry King: “We’re back from the break with President George Bush and Senator John Kerry. Fellas, we’ve had some pretty good back-and-forth here, some interesting stuff, but I’d like to switch gears, if I may. Senator, you’ve said before that you enjoy poetry and actually write poetry . . .”

Senator Kerry: “That’s right, Larry. I work in both metered rhyme and free verse.”

Larry King: “Would you favor us, Senator, with a couple of lines?”

Senator Kerry: “I’d be happy to.”

President Bush: “What the hell?”

Larry King: “Sir, you’ll get a chance to discuss your poetry in a moment. Senator?”

Senator Kerry: “I wrote this one when I was saving the lives of my crewmen in Vietnam . . .”

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