Of course any cognizant person concedes that Sec. ‘O State Kerry wasn’t serious about the health plan. But the statement should never have been voiced. A proficient speech writer would have avoided any language that would trivialize the statement. If the bully knocks you down, Do you disarm him by saying “…and your mother never uses coasters with her tea glass!” You just end up sounding like some emasculate dufus. The echo is the endless train of ill-fated, feckless “toe the line moments.” that he hasn’t acted upon.