John Kerry on the correct side of an issue. The issue, the firing of Don Imus:
“I think that the…you know the punishment has to fit the crime so to speak. I think a long suspension, or a strong suspension met with his appropriate level, given that the team forgave him. To me it was in the hands of the young women. They made the judgment that they thought he was genuine and they felt they could forgive him. And I think it was appropriate to pay a price on the airwaves but I’m not sure that it was appropriate to say you’re off forever.”
Of course the reason for his support is partially exposed in his answer to the interviewer’s next question:
Dominic Carter: “If Mr. Imus has a show in the future would you appear on it?”
Kerry: “It would depend on what the context of the show was obviously. If he goes back to doing the same old same old I’d have trouble doing that, but if it’s a different show and he says it’s going to be different sure.”
Kerry spent a good portion of his presidential campaign sitting beside Imus knowing full well what his reputation was. At the time Kerry didn’t care, the ends justified the means. It didn’t matter then and it won’t matter in the future. Imus provided the only radio audience that reached the young male independent demographic. That won’t change no matter what venue he ends up on.
Should Imus continue his career on a satellite channel Kerry, Sharpton, Durbin, Biden and all the rest of the two-faced [Dim]ocrats will rush to his side to grab the mic again in the post “nappy head ho’s era.