Thanks to Josette, the Tank Girl, I have a screenshot of Kerry’s not-so-snappy salute.
Man, they didn’t let me get away with salutes that sloppy in high school.
*My apologies for the headline to this post — I’m married to an Air Force brat.
Nice job of live blogging Steve. Halfway through his speech I had to go outside and projectile vomit over the treeline 300 yards behind my house. I commend you for your intestinal fortitude. Keep it up Amigo.
THE BALLOONS ARE STUCK!!!
A hundred thousand balloons are stuck on the Fleet Center ceiling!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! P.S. The convention…
I’m hoping to God that this doesn’t turn into a competitive thing between these two.
But yeah. That’s pretty crap.
My friend called – he lasted 9 minutes.
I refused to have it on in my house.
I knew Vodka would take the challenge.
Says something he couldn’t do it sober.
He wasn’t saluting, he was just feeling his brow to see if the botox numbness was wearing off yet.
I can just imagine what my DIs at MCRD San Diego would say to that crap-tacular attempt at a salute. I just can’t print it without getting fined into a smoking crater by the FCC…
“The lights were shining in my eyes.”
“Is my daughter wearing a see-through dress?!?”
Hey, he learned that salute from Stephen Segal in “Under Siege”.
As a member of the Navy, I shudder when I see that image.
“See? I can do the Spock raised-eyebrow thingie!”
Real sailors don’t salute unless they a) are outdoors and b) have a cover (hat/helmet) on.
As a past member of the Navy (Tonkin Bay Yacht Club ’66) I can tell you that enlisted are not taught to salute that way.
OTOH maybe he has a medical problem.
As to saluting indoors – maybe he was saluting a flag.
I’m still voting Bush.
THE UNNATURAL OR: THE KERRY SPEECH
The expectation levels were high here over at the Dorsman household as this was the moment that Kerry could position himself as a veritable presidential candidate, bring in the doubters and lay out a platform that could challenge Bush. The
And I always thought the French saluted by putting both hands in the air and saying “don’t shoot!”
As an ex-Navy man, I found your headline insulting. But considering the fact you married an Air Force brat, will let it slide. This time.
Its pretty bad. My CC would have had me doing pushups from now until hell froze over for that. As a matter of fact, I think he did at one point.
John Kerry’s Convention Speech
I watched the speech in a somewhat noisy bar last night, so admit that I wasn’t in the ideal setting to soak it up. But Matthew Yglesias pretty much sums up my reaction: “I thought it was crap.” Granted, Matt thought so for entirely different rea…
I don’t know about your DIs at MCRD, but mine sent me to the back of the chow line when I saluted like that.
He’s “reporting for duty.” Does that mean he’ll stay in office only 4 months?
Nice salute, does his pinkie stick out like that when he drinks tea?
Kerry is so screwed it’s not even funny. The RNC is probably laughing their heads off right now. Kerry made the most incredibly mind-bogglingly idiotic choice possible, running on a record that HE has already trashed. Not just in public. Not just on tape. Not just in the freaking media. But in sworn, congressional testimony.
Someone in his campaign must suffer from severe mental retardation because there is no effing way a healthy adult could be so stupid as to forget the gobs and gobs of material out there that can so easily be used to discredit the “John Kerry, War Hero” claim. You’re going to be seeing a lot more of John Kerry on TV in the next couple months. John Kerry calling himself and his fellow soldiers war criminals. John Kerry chucking (someone else’s) war medals. John Kerry denouncing the Vietnam War in its entirety.
They could have focused on something else, but they had to chose this. Not smart. Game over.
As a Brit, I find his slightly raised pinkie hilarious. What f$%@*ng sort of salute is that? Perhaps to the butler bringing afternoon tea?
it’s a combination salute/sniff test
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