The Corner

The Vietnam Victim Card

John Kerry just near broke down on 60 Minutes tonight talking about testifying before a congressional committee when he came back from Vietnam. Later on, Ed Bradley showed archived video of Kerry being interviewed on the same show around the same time. Morley Safer asked Kerry if he ever wanted to run for president. He, sounding like a normal young person, laughed and said “no.” But Kerry’s spin today: “I thought that my antiwar activities would disqualify me from running for office.” That’s, he said, why he answered the way he did. Clinton would have loved to be able to run like that.