Skip to comments.LOST FUMBLER, Kerry uses Buckeye joke in Michigan.
Posted on 08/03/2004 10:54:56 AM PDT by Pikamax
LOST FUMBLER If John Kerry loses Michigan, he will probably blame it on his joke writers, then Woody Hayes and the mighty Ohio State Buckeyes. But he only has himself to blame. He should have used that several-decade gap between his job in Vietnam and his job of running for president boning up on his knowledge of sports. The Prowler has documented several examples thus far, and over weekend Kerry really goofed up.
To get his Ohio rallies up and rolling, Kerry used a set of jokes to open his events. In Bowling Green, his shtick went something like this:
"If you elect me and my running mate, John Edwards, we are going to give you the courageous leadership you need. We'll take the tough positions, the courageous positions, the tough stands. But there's one tough position I will not take: I am not going to choose between the Falcons and the Rockets" -- this is a local reference to the well-known rivalry between Bowling Green University and the University of Toledo.
"I will say this," he added. "There is nothing better than Buckeye football, period!"
Kerry used this set piece several times in Ohio, to great effect, never mind the waffling with the generality of "Buckeye" football. Was he talking Ohio State University specifically? Or just football in the state in general? Only Kerry knows.
But then Kerry dug a huge hole for himself. On Sunday and into Monday, Kerry hit Michigan, where he attempted to use the same Ohio jokes. Clearly, the sports humor has to be taken out of his hands before he really embarrasses himself.
"I just came here from Bowling Green," Kerry told the crowd to subdued applause. "I was smart enough not to pick a choice between the Falcons and the, well, you know, all those other teams out there. I just go for Buckeye football, that's where I'm coming from."
At that point, before all the boos began raining down upon him, Kerry seemed to realize his error. In an attempt to silent the angry crowd of University of Michigan supporters, Kerry said, "But that was while I was in Ohio. I know I'm in the state of Michigan and you got a great big M and a powerhouse of a team." Then his face, presumably, the Botox permitting, turned Big Blue.
Ha, haaa! What a dork!
"If I am elected president, I will petition the school to change it's name from the Wolverines, to the bunny rabbits."
What a maroon! It's really embarrassing, and damaging in Kerry's case, when someone with virually nil sports knowledge tries to talk sports. This is "regular guy" stuff and Kerry should just give it up and try something else.
This man is a MORON!
More confirmation Kerry's a Statist.
When people started booing him I'm surprised Theresa didn't grab the mike and tell them to "shove it" and "go to hell."
Shocked - I tell you..shocked. Former Buckeye (Email
all my Ohio relatives/friends to vote for the Texas guy
who knows his sports)....former baseball buff...also a
Texas football supporter....when he goes into Ohio or Michigan..he knows the differnece between a wolferine and a Buckeye...I think the phoney-whathisname- was rolling the
ballbearings in his palm after these gaffes...nit-wit-bit..
Kerry is a buffoon.
Life Imitates Art, once again.
There was a Southwest Airlines Commercial a year ago, that showed a rock band on stage with a wild crowd. The lead singer says something like "Rock On Cleveland!!"... the crowd becomes silent as his guitarist says "Cleveland was last night, this is Detroit"... and the voice-over announcer says "Wanna Get Away?".
What's amazing, is even the states in Kerry's gaffe are the same as in the Southwest Airlines commercial.
Another Franchurian Candidate, Dork of the Day, moment has happened.
One more week of this and I can see his cancer kicking up again.
Teresa was herself probably one state behind as she pondered over what a "buckeye" is.
There are days, that I wonder if he isn't our Manchurian candidate, we planted to destroy the Rats in 2004 and beyond.
Fear the Big M
Do you know if there's a video? :)
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