Webb responds to Kerry joke gone wrong
SALEM, Va. Democratic U-S Senate candidate Jim Webb defended the caliber of U-S troops in Iraq today at an appearance in Salem.
Speaking to reporters following a rally with veteran's administration workers, Webb responded to remarks made yesterday by Senator John Kerry urging students to study hard or they could wind up in Iraq.
Webb said there are a lot of -- quote -- "really, really fine and educated people in the United States military." He said an example is his son, who had three years at Penn State before going into the military.
Webb would not comment on whether Kerry should apologize for his remarks.
Kerry has said that he had botched a joke and his comments were misconstrued, but Webb said -- quote -- "he needs to work on his punch line."
Eat it, Allen camp. Now, can we talk about Iraq, please, or do y'all have people to pummell to the ground and throw into a glass window?