Senator Kerry's press release today, in part: "I sincerely regret that my words were misinterpreted to wrongly imply anything negative about those in uniform, and I personally apologize to any service member, family member, or American who was offended."
Once again, it's the fault of those who "misinterpreted" the actual words he said and are "wrongly implying" the meaning of his words.
There's no "implying" about it. As Michael Barone said on TV last night: "The words say what they said."
Incidentally, how could the "joke" be about President Bush being poorly educated, anyway? The man has a Harvard MBA on top of his Yale degree. And what's funny is Kerry's own college grades were pretty poor, even taking into account modern-day college grade inflation. Kerry's attempted excuse makes no sense even if taken at face value.
Kerry needs to quit blaming others and apologize for his actual statement.