In West Virginia, Cecil Roberts, president of the United Mine Workers of America, gave Kerry a rifle as a gift. Kerry, a self-described gun-owner and hunter, quipped: "I thank you for the gift, but I can't take it to the debate with me."It's a great line. It's nice to see candidates show some non-scripted humor once in a while.
A friendly thought for some of the commentors over at Wizbang: The world won't end if you cut Kerry a little slack and admit he made a funny. Besides, it's good for the soul. :)
Update: The folks over at Captain's Quarters weren't amused either. I guess I'm the one with the odd sense of humor, but I still think these people need to lighten up.