“I simply misremembered it wrong,” Kirk said about a series of campaign overstatements regarding his military service and being shot at in Iraq. Kirk is the GOP nominee for President Obama’s old senate seat.
But, now, a zesty cold michelada in hand at Los Girasoles Restaurant in Brighton Park, Reichard is taking a more focused look at Kirk’s utterance.
“It’s a double negative,” says Reichard, an associate professor of English and Developmental English at Prairie State College in Chicago Heights. “Except that ‘misremembered’ isn’t even a word. And, for an apology, it’s pretty blameless. He makes it sound like the equivalent of tripping on a bump on a sidewalk.”