Thursday, September 20, 2007

On the John Kerry for Senate Blog the comment feature has been removed. The other day I left an angry comment on Mr Kerry's weblog after I watched one of a series of video clips that were published on You Tube. The videos picture an already infamous incident that occured at the University of Florida during some sort of Q&A with the senator. While I still think that the use of the 'Taser' was a disproportionate use of force ( for which John Kerry was not responsible, obviously ), this incident appears to be a good example of an event that has to be placed within its proper context ( click here, see the posting of September 19th 2007, written by the senator's Online Communications Director, which contains a number of online references that more or less 'exonorate' Mr Kerry ), and within that context senator Kerry's response seems to have been less opportunist and spineless than the videos suggest. PS: During Kerry's campaign for the presidency I expressed my support for him more than once ( see here, here, here, here, and here; the latter article was published in a number of Dutch newspapers ).

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