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SI: What did you think of the President's mention of steroids in his State of the Union address?
Kerry: It's a legitimate issue, but I did think it was strange to hear in that speech.
SI: If you were president, would you abolish the DH?
Kerry: [Laughs.] Could I actually do that? Oh, I don't know.... I'm not a fan of the DH, but I think we're going to have to live with it.
SI: If you could challenge President Bush to any sport, one-on-one, what would it be?
Kerry: He's a better runner; I'm a better hockey player. Maybe we'd have to compete on neither ice nor asphalt—how about windsurfing?
SI: A few years ago you were profiled in American Windsurfer and said windsurfing can be like meditation. Explain.
Kerry: It's the mixture of the wind and the sea and flying. There's a lot of freedom, and when everything is dialed in right, you're just right there, focused on getting it right.
SI: Haven't you windsurfed from Cape Cod to Nantucket?
Kerry: Yes, four times. It takes about six hours. When you get tired you just drop your sail and sit for a minute. Or if you get dunked, you drop your sail too.