Stewart: Kerry ‘water-bored’ Karzai into accepting runoff election

By David Edwards
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 8:26 EDT
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Jon Stewart says that Sen. John Kerry must have bored Afghan President Hamid Karzai into accepting a runoff election. Late night comedians have often criticized Kerry’s speaking style. Jay Leno once joked: “Kerry was here in Los Angeles. He was courting the Spanish vote by speaking Spanish. And he showed people he could be boring in two languages.”

After the 2004 election, Leno hit Kerry for a comment he made about soldiers in Iraq. “John Kerry has apologized for saying those who do not study hard and do their homework will get stuck in Iraq. Now, those that do not campaign well and are boring, will end up stuck in the Senate,” said Leno.

While Kerry was negotiating with Karzai in Iraq, former Vice President Dick Cheney was back in the U.S. seeming to author the conservative talking point that President Barack Obama was “dithering” on sending more troops to the war.

This video is from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, broadcast Oct. 27, 2009.

David Edwards
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David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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