The same story contained incorrect quotations from a coffee thrown by a Khanna supporter. The full exchange was:
Question: "You are 27 and don't have experience with the federal government. What can you say to let us know that you will have a clue what to do when you're out there [in Congress]?"
Khanna's reply: "That's a very good question. So, I do have experience in working for people in our government. I worked for Jack Quinn, who was the chief of staff to Al Gore; I worked for Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, who was the lieutenant governor of Maryland; I worked for Bill Bradley; I worked at the Carter Center for Ambassador Gordon Streeb on development issues in Guyana, international development issues. So I have been active in politics and active in the Democratic Party, and I've spent a lifetime thinking about policy issues. So, do I have the experience that Tom Lantos does? No. But I think I bring new ideas, I think I bring enough experience that I will be effective, and I know I'm capable of doing the job."
The story also incorrectly reported that the San Francisco Examinercriticized Khanna's opponent, U.S. Rep. Tom Lantos, as a political coward for refusing to debate opponents until late in the campaign. Actually, other publications made that criticism.
In a recent letter to the Weekly, Khanna also disputes the story's characterizations of his positions on several other issues; we believe the characterizations to involve primarily matters of interpretation and analysis. Mr. Khanna's letter can be found by clicking on the "Previous Issue" button on our Web site (www.sfweekly.com).