Most commentators say John Kerry meant to slam President Bush and not the troops with his recent comments and their reasoning is that it would be stupid to do the latter (insert joke here). However, they ignore that Kerry has slammed our troops several times, including after returning from Vietnam and more recently in reference to the Iraq War.
And, the comments Kerry made about the troops being uneducated mirrors almost exactly what Rod Blagojevich privately thinks of our troops. Over the course of the last four years, I have talked to dozens of people who have brought me information about the Governor. One extremely reliable source is someone who talked to the Governor on numerous occasions and told me several times that Rod consistently disparaged members of the military as low achievers.
I suspect that at least privately, the sentiment is shared by more than a few liberal Democrats.