Mansfield Fox

Law student. Yankees fan. Massive fraggle. Just living the American dream.

Monday, March 15, 2004

FOREIGN LEADERS NOT FOREIGN? Drudge is reporting that a transcription error caused Kerry's claim to have spoken to "more leaders" to be mis-transcribed as "foreign leaders". Like Professor Reynolds, I'm skeptical. In the mini-firestorm that's followed his remarks, Kerry hasn't defended himself by saying "I was misquoted" but rather by saying by saying that what he had said wasn't any of our business. Maybe he's just being an aloof jerk. But it seems more plausible to me that even if he said "more leaders" he really meant "foreign leaders," that he was quoted accurately as to the substance of his statements, even as he was misquoted as to the specifics.