Pat Oliphant for May 18, 2004
John Kerry: Should I really say this? Writer: You already did. Kerry: I did? Writer: Yes, that is the clarifying statement denying you ever said it. Kerry: But did I mean it? Writer: The original statement or the denial? Kerry: Both...I mean, won't people think I'm waffling? Writer: Listen - keep it simple or you'll get confused. Kerry: You can say that again! Writer: You already did.