Urbin Report

Sunday, February 05, 2006

When in doubt, make shit up...

Senator Kerry, who still hasn't stopped running for President after his loss in 2004, was on the Today Show throwing out random numbers and the friendly interviewer didn't call him on it.

Sen. John Kerry claimed this morning on NBC TODAY that
53% of America's children do not graduate from high
school -- a claim that raised eyebrows in the NBC
control room, sources tell the DRUDGE REPORT.
Kerry made the comments after host Katie Couric asked
the former presidential candidate about Bush's State
of the Union call to train 70,000 additional teachers
in math and science.
COURIC: He wanted to train 70,000 additional teachers
in math and science.
KERRY: That's terrific. But 53 percent of our children
don't graduate from high school. Kids don't have
after-school programs... He didn't ask America to
sacrifice anything to achieve great goals and the
biggest example is making the tax cut permanent for
the wealthiest people in America. The average American
struggles to find time to take carry of families,
working two or three jobs... It's a disgrace. He did
not tell the real state of the union.

Kerry's 53% claim conflicts with a recent press
release from the U.S. Census Bureau: "High School
Graduation Rates Reach All-Time High"
And the Census Bureau's own website states: 85.9
Percent Of Americans Aged 20-24 Are High School
Graduates. (U.S. Census Bureau Website, www.census.gov, Accessed 2/1/06)