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Thursday, March 04, 2004

Don't Like John Kerry? Wait a Week. 

A great opinion piece on Slate... John Kerry's Waffles - If you don't like the Democratic nominee's views, just wait a week.

Kerry did vote for the Patriot Act, the No Child Left Behind Act, and the war in Iraq, even though he constantly trashes the Patriot Act, the No Child Left Behind Act, and the war in Iraq. He voted against the Defense of Marriage Act, which limited marriage to a man and a woman, but he now says marriage should be limited to a man and a woman. (Although he also points out that he once attended a gay wedding.) And those are just the better-known issues on which Kerry has "evolved."

It even comes with a handy reference guide in the form of a table at the end showing some of his more substantial reversals. The most important question is this. Which of the his views are we going to get? Are we going to get what he voted and campaigned on as a Senator... or what he says now? And what guarantee do we have that those views won't "devolve" to where they were as soon as the election is over?

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