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He’s in Michigan, and he said “buckeye.” Buckeye football in Michigan is Ohio State. When you say “Buckeye” (Laughing) it means nothing, and it’s Woody Hayes, it’s Ohio State and they don’t like each other. It’s a huge. It’s a great college football rivalry, and apparently Kerry, because he didn’t know who the manager of the Red Sox was when he went to the game the Monday night before the convention, or the Sunday night before the convention. He had to get briefed on the airplane who the manager was and the big stars of the team were. So the boos, the boos started raining down on him. He “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.'” (Laughing.) “You got a great big M!” (Laughing.) I just love it when these people that live up in the clouds try to come down. It’s like when his wife goes into Wendy’s and looks at the menu board, which has pictures of every item and she doesn’t know what anything is. She points! (Laughing.) I’m sorry, folks. She points to the chili and says, “What’s that?” (Laughing.) Somebody said, “Chili,” and she says, “I’ll have that.”
She actually threw it away. This was in Newberg, NY, and they threw it away, and Edwards and the Kerrys went out on the bus and they had a catered five course meal brought in from some chef at the Newberg Yacht Club and they threw away the stuff they bought at Wendy’s (Laughing) on the Edwards’ 27th anniversary! I just love it when this kind of stuff happens. I just love it, but I have to tell you, it just amazes me, because I remember when George H. W. Bush “didn’t know what a supermarket scanner was,” and that was a scandal! I mean, that was a scandal for a whole week, and whatever a Republican didn’t know what the price of milk, that’s a scandal. Here’s the wife of a presidential candidate not know what’s chili is when she’s looking at a picture of it. You know, it’s a good thing they didn’t do that in Ohio, because Ohio is where Dave Thomas founded Wendy’s. Now, speaking of that — I mentioned this in the last hour. (program observer interruption) You looked at me, Mr. Snerdley, like you hadn’t heard this. This is also put from the Prowler, which is a column at the American Spectator Online, and I don’t know who this guy is.
I don’t know who the Prowler is, but the Prowler has connections in the Kerry campaign, and the people with the Kerry campaign, some of them, you know, it’s obviously not ought sweetness and light in this campaign because some of the things that these people say are not complimentary to the candidate. Listen to this. I mentioned this to you last hour. “Very briefly the Kerry campaign considered sending potential first lady Teresa Heinz Kerry into New York yesterday to visit the New York Stock Exchange or the Citicorp building, both of which were under increased security due to potential terrorism threats,” and Laura Bush was there, as you know. “A Kerry advance staffer, quote: “We nixed it when we realized she might actually have to interact with real people in an unstaged event. It isn’t something we’re looking to do, given the beating we’ve taken over the convention speech.” Now, I know when I said this last hour, many of you thought I’m making this up or trying to crack a joke. I’m not. This is a quote attributed to a Kerry advance staffer.
“‘We realized she might actually have to interact with real people in an unstaged event so we nixed it.’ The Kerry camp is looking to pull her back after a slew of miscues, including what even the campaign now believes was a potentially disastrous convention speech for the woman who wants to be first lady. That was followed by her claim that a cookie recipe submitted under her name to a first lady bake-off contest [laughing] organized by a national magazine was sent in by a possible political enemy.” (laughing) What was this recipe? It was pumpkin spice cookies, and she said, “I didn’t send this in. I hate pumpkin spice cookies.” So now they think it was a dirty trick! (Laughing.) Oh, ho, ho, ho! I can’t believe these people are thinking this. I know she blamed it on a staffer. Now the staffer is blaming it on a political enemy — or the staffer, based on some of these quotes, the staffer could be the political enemy.
“Another underreported event…” Now, this is the Prowler’s version of it, just so you don’t think I’m making this up. “Another underreported event took place last weekend at Wendy’s…” Oh, I’m sorry, it was in Ohio. It wasn’t in Newberg, New York. This was at a different Wendy’s, where the Kerrys and Edwards double-dated to celebrate the Edwards wedding anniversary. “Mrs. Kerry was unable to identify a single thing on the menu she was willing to eat. While she’s looking at the pictures of the items, she ended up pointing at a picture of Wendy’s chili after much deliberation that was what she chose to order. For months,” it says here, “there has been internal debate how best to use Teresa Heinz Kerry in the campaign. It now appears the best way may be no way. She’s more willing to appear as the supportive wife than say Hillary was on the campaign trail, says the advance staffer but it’s a limited upside for us unless it’s a real controlled setting, I don’t think we want her out there too often.” This is from a Kerry advance staffer.
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