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Teresa on the Stump, Teresa Heinz Kerry, from Mozambique, PRO-ABORTION Catholic, UN Enmployee, etc.
Time ^ | 02.01.04

Posted on 02/01/2004 5:54:01 PM PST by Coleus

CORBIS BETTMAN
CANDID CONSORT: Teresa with Kerry


Teresa on the Stump
Mrs. Kerry is worth a fortune, but her real value to the campaign is her bluntness

Posted Sunday, February 1, 2004
Santa Fe, N.M., has its share of hangouts for the megarich. The Guadalajara Grill, a strip-mall café decorated with balloons in the shape of beer bottles, isn't one of them. But places like that are part of the territory if your husband is running for President. That is how Teresa Heinz Kerry, conservatively estimated to be worth $500 million or so, happened to find herself there last Friday afternoon, inhaling the heavy aroma of frying tortillas and trying to persuade a mixed group of 30 Democrats, including some undecideds and former Deanites, to vote for her husband. Nearly two hours into it, she had just about wrapped up when a latecomer arrived. Not wanting to miss a single potential supporter, Teresa took Francesca Lobato aside and started all over again, spending an additional half an hour answering her questions about education, taxes and health care. By the time Teresa was finished, she had converted even restaurant owner Pedro Solis, who was waiting tables and running the cash register.

Although Teresa has made countless campaign stops like this—having twice been married to lanky, blue-blooded, Yale-educated Senators named John—very little about her fits the stereotype of the political wife. Not even Hillary Clinton strayed so far from the dutiful, adoring Stepford spouse as Teresa. She has the independence that comes with a personal fortune and one of the nation's biggest philanthropies, a life story that sounds like a screenplay and a bluntness that could never be scripted.

As dogged and earnest as she is when she is campaigning for Kerry on her own, Teresa (pronounced Tuh-ray-za), 65, does not function nearly so well as a prop. Onstage beside her husband during yet another recitation of his stump speech, she stands with her wavy hair falling over her eyes, looking preoccupied or, worse, bored. Only recently did she begin using Kerry's last name, switch her party registration from Republican and quit referring to the late Senator Heinz in the present tense as "my husband." She still has a tendency to volunteer what another political spouse might lie about—her Botox shots, her prenuptial agreement, what she would do if she ever caught her husband cheating and the fact that Kerry was in the bathroom when he found out he had won the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary.

All of which is why voters don't quite know what to make of her. To some, she brings a badly needed dose of authenticity and passion to a candidate who struggles to convey both. "I don't understand Kerry, but I'm nuts about her, because she talks about health care and children's issues," says Eileen Waterman, 57, a nurse in Albuquerque, N.M. To others, she embodies everything that doesn't work about Kerry. Baer Woodrum, who runs a Shoney's in Aiken, S.C., says he can't imagine Kerry doing well in this Tuesday's primary, in part because "his wife, I hear she's really ..."—he pauses to find a polite word—"Northeastern."

Actually, she hails from just about as far south as you can go: the southeastern edge of Africa. Maria Teresa Thierstein Simoes-Ferreira grew up in the capital of Mozambique, a city now called Maputo but then known as Lourenco Marques. The daughter of a Portuguese doctor, she was part of a pampered colonial class, playing tennis on the grass lawns of private clubs and spending her days sipping tea and coffee with her friends. One of the country's best-known painters, Malangatana Valente, recalls serving "Terezinha" when he worked as a waiter in a coffee shop. "She was always smiling and talking to everyone nicely," says Malangatana. "She was always a happy girl."

But when she went on calls with her father into the bush, where people would gather before sunrise to await them, Teresa saw what were the grim realities of life for most people in the country. To swim at dawn or dusk was to risk malaria; the slightest malady, left untreated, could become a death sentence. And she knew the menacing side of even a privileged existence under a dictatorship. Her father wouldn't let his criticisms of the government's repressive economic and racial policies go beyond the family dinner table. She went away to college in South Africa, where a classmate from the University of Witwatersrand recalls her as a devout Catholic who attended early-morning Mass at the university chapel on most days. She also marched with the nascent antiapartheid movement, giving her worried mother "a fit," Teresa says.

It's her outsider's view of America that captivates the crowds in places like the Ruby Elephant Coffee Shop in Kalona, Iowa. "People die around the world wanting to have freedom of speech and the right to vote," she told them. "The idea of America—more than geography or more than a flag, even—when you are far away, is an idea of possibility. It's an idea of hope. It's an idea of trust. It's an idea of trying and succeeding if you want to." She is a halting, sincere speaker, and even when she has a microphone, you have to strain to hear her. But those very qualities are what draw listeners in.

Teresa came by her fortune with her marriage to Heinz, the heir to the Pittsburgh, Pa., ketchup-and-pickle conglomerate, whom she met when she was studying at the University of Geneva to be an interpreter. (She's fluent in five languages.) Heinz told her his family made soup back in the States. She still calls him "the love of my life." When Heinz died in a 1991 plane crash, she turned down a chance to run for his Senate seat and poured her energy instead into refocusing how the Heinz family's philanthropic network deploys its $2 billion in assets. One of her primary causes is the environment. When she was serving as a delegate to the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, she struck up a friendship with one of the other delegates, to whom her husband had once introduced her on the Senate steps—and three years later, she and John Kerry were married at her house on Nantucket.

As Kerry rails about "George Bush and his economy of privilege," his wife flies across the country in a ketchup-red-and-white jet sporting "57" as part of its tail number. But there is also an earthiness to Teresa. During a flight with a TIME correspondent a few years ago, she had eggs from her Pennsylvania farm carted aboard and scrambled them herself in the cramped galley of the plane, whistling Give My Regards to Broadway and making bawdy jokes about her chickens. "I think she'd be quite extraordinary as First Lady," Kerry says.

It took a while for him to convince her of that—or that it was worth it to try. She went for long walks in the summer of 2002 near her place in Sun Valley to turn over the possibility in her mind. "I actually told him on the phone that I was coming to a place where I accepted it," she told TIME. "Then, as you get involved in the campaigning, you get excited about the idea of really helping people. Before, it was just theoretical. Now, my bones get sore, but my mind is stoked."

—With reporting by Cathy Booth Thomas/Santa Fe, Douglas Waller with Kerry, Simon Robinson/Johannesburg and Emmanuel Camillo/Maputo

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uselections2004/story/0,13918,1130650,00.html

Kerry's gold

Portuguese by birth, she was raised in Africa and educated in Switzerland. Spontaneous and independent of mind; candid and direct to the point of being impolitic, she is like her husband, a pro-choice Roman Catholic. And she is independently wealthy, to the tune of $550 million, from her first marriage to the late senator John Heinz, heir to the ketchup fortune. She remains a power in her own right as head of the Howard Heinz Endowment and Heinz Family Philanthropies, a charity with a billion-dollar endowment that gives away millions each year to environmental, educational and health causes.

It is a shared passion for the environment that brought John Kerry and Teresa Heinz together. They met at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, where she had been sent as delegate by the first President Bush. That was 12 months after John Heinz, a potential presidential candidate himself, died in a plane crash. She and Kerry subsequently bonded after he recited a prayer - in Latin - at a Mass they both attended.

The daughter of a prominent Portuguese doctor, Heinz Kerry, née Maria Teresa Thierstein Simoes-Ferreira, grew up in Mozambique. She attended a school run by British nuns, and later studied Romance languages at senior school in South Africa, where she became involved in the nascent anti-apartheid movement of the late 1950s. At university in Geneva, she was a classmate of Kofi Annan at the city's School of Interpreters. Now fluent in five languages, she graduated and went to New York to become an interpreter at the United Nations, before marrying Heinz in 1966. 'I had no ambition,' she once said. 'I thought of myself as being married and having children, which is what all the ladies did.'

That's no longer the case, if it ever was. When the results in New Hampshire come in on Tuesday night, Mrs Heinz Kerry may become a singularly important figure. 'It's not an easy choice to do this, and she feels it is important,' says spokeswoman Christine Anderson. 'But she doesn't want to be involved in policy per se or hold an official job. She would rather keep working on the issues she cares about. She wants to keep her job to run the Heinz Endowments, and she would keep doing that if she were First Lady.'

Those who know her well say she is generous to a fault and, for someone who could easily have everything done for her, is well able to look after herself. 'She's a powerhouse in her own right, not just a plus-one,' says her god-daughter and Vogue magazine writer Jill Kargman. 'She has her own causes and, instead of just standing beside him, she can get up and captivate an audience as well as any politician. She doesn't have an agenda, or secret political aspirations of her own; she just truly wants to make the world a better place.'

In doing so, Mrs Heinz Kerry is not afraid to speak her mind. With the perspective of an admiring foreigner, she often speaks of the demise of America's reputation abroad. 'I understand why so many of our friends around the world are so mad at us,' she said at a recent event. 'We have let them down. In a democracy, the one thing that cannot be done is to destroy its trust, its hope, its idealism. This administration is the most cynical, the most venal, the most Machiavellian administration in my 32 years in Washington.'

At the start of John Kerry's campaign, Democratic strategists were not sure if Teresa Heinz Kerry would be an asset or a liability. Some predicted she would help soften the stiff and awkward public image her husband had acquired; others feared she would prove too contemporary and sophisticated, her Chanel heels too high to appeal to the stay-at-home wives of the Mid-West.

And there were incidents that alarmed her husband's handlers. Asked if he still had nightmares of combat, Kerry, a decorated Vietnam veteran, said he hadn't. His wife said otherwise, and mimicked him having a flashback. 'Down, down, down!' she screamed. And there were minor breaches of Beltway etiquette. In an Elle magazine profile, she enthused about her Botox treatments, the benefits of green tea and her late husband, John Heinz III, to whom she was still referring as 'my husband'.

She was reported as fidgeting while Senator Kerry made speeches, of interrupting him, of failing to gaze at him adoringly in the accepted manner. On the subject of marital fidelity, she said: 'I used to say to my husband, my late husband, "If you ever get something, I'll maim you. I won't kill you. I'll maim you".' And asked whether she would take her husband's name, she shot back: 'Politically, it's going to be Teresa Heinz Kerry, but I don't give a shit, you know? There are other things to worry about.' And she added: 'Swearing is a good way to relieve tension'.

The joke in Republican circles goes that every time the couple, who are sometimes known as 'Cash and Kerry', retire to bed, Kerry is fundraising. In fact, under campaign finance law, individual donations are capped at $2,000. When the Kerry campaign was floundering last autumn. it was Kerry who mortgaged his Boston townhouse to raise money and has said he won't spend any Heinz money on a campaign - and she says she won't offer it - unless the Bush campaign engages in 'character assassination'.

Democratic strategists say they would not want to turn her into a robotic Stepford Wife even if they could. Consultant Hank Sheinkopf believes Heinz Kerry could help close the gender gap in US politics and get out the female vote - indeed, the size of Kerry's win in Iowa last week was predicated on women voting for him. In so far as Heinz Kerry helped in that win, it bodes well for gaining support in key swing states that Democrats must win to carry the election - Pennsylvania, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio. 'We're not living in 1955 anymore and she can typify and force the turn-out of women on the issues women are interested in, like healthcare, education and the environment.'

Maria Teresa Thierstein Simoes-Ferreira, grew up in Mozambique. She attended a school run by British nuns, and later studied Romance languages at senior school in South Africa, where she became involved in the nascent anti-apartheid movement of the late 1950s. At university in Geneva, she was a classmate of Kofi Annan at the city's School of Interpreters. Now fluent in five languages, she graduated and went to New York to become an interpreter at the United Nations, before marrying Heinz in 1966. 'I had no ambition,' she once said. 'I thought of myself as being married and having children, which is what all the ladies did.'

Teresa Heinz Kerry
DoB: 5 October 1938 (Mozambique)
Education: BA, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Family: Two stepdaughters, three sons from her marriage to John Heinz
Jobs: Interpreter, United Nations; chair, the Howard Heinz Endowment

Together, the Kerry's have five children; his two daughters and her three sons.
Was he widowed too, divorced??  Annulment??? 



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Just wanted to post a little information about Heinz. Seems the press isn't going back to her high school days as they did with the Laura Bush where they put her under a microscope.

Together, the Kerry's have five children; his two daughters and her three sons. Was he widowed too, divorced?? Annulment???

She always has that piece of cloth over her shoulder, maybe she wants to strangle him; or does it have something to do with her African Culture. Why nothing around her head?

1 posted on 02/01/2004 5:54:02 PM PST by Coleus
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To: 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; afraidfortherepublic; Alas; al_c; american colleen; annalex; ...
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2 posted on 02/01/2004 5:57:05 PM PST by Coleus (STOPP Planned Parenthood http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/892053/posts)
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To: Coleus
It is my understanding that Kerry was refused an annulment.

He also boasts (correctly) that he is the only RAT candidate that has supported unconditional abortion for his entire career without once wavering.

If he ever becomes President, it will be interesting to see if he is formally excommunicated.

3 posted on 02/01/2004 6:00:33 PM PST by Jim Noble (Now you go feed those hogs before they worry themselves into anemia!)
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To: Coleus
So technically Kerry is married to an African American. I wonder if this will be exploited.
4 posted on 02/01/2004 6:03:03 PM PST by CzarNicky (The problem with bad ideas is that they seemed like good ideas at the time.)
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Catholic Pro Abortion, Pro Homosexaul Demon

Catholic and 100% Pro Abortion

Catholics Kerry and Kennedy have a 100% Pro-homosexual Record with the Human Rights Campaign! Page 10,11

from Backhoe

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1062760/posts
What You Don't Know About John Kerry
NewsMax.com via FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 1/22/04 | Chuck Noe
--more info & commentary here--
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1061806/posts
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John Kerry- some selected, informative links...
various FR links | 01-21-04 | The Heavy Equipment Guy

5 posted on 02/01/2004 6:03:27 PM PST by Coleus (STOPP Planned Parenthood http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/892053/posts)
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To: MotleyGirl70
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6 posted on 02/01/2004 6:05:20 PM PST by shaggy eel
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To: Coleus
Was Theresa Heinz-Kerry's 1st husband a RINO or a true conservative? I remember when he was in office, but at the time, I didn't pay much attention to politics (I believe his name was John Heinz, but I could be wrong).

7 posted on 02/01/2004 6:06:44 PM PST by Born Conservative ("Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names" - John F. Kennedy)
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To: Coleus
Thanks for the post. Where do I start. Firstly, she is no more an African than Rudyard Kipling was Indian. Secondly, her weird accent is sure to turn people off. You just can't have a first lady who speaks with anything other than an American (Yankee or Southern) accent.
8 posted on 02/01/2004 6:09:08 PM PST by nwrep
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To: Born Conservative
{Was Theresa Heinz-Kerry's 1st husband a RINO or a true conservative?}

John Heinz was one of those country club "moderates" like Arlen Specter. Back in 1994, Theresa Heinz attacked Rick Santorum as a far right extremist in the general election. She urged other "moderates" to vote against Santorum.
9 posted on 02/01/2004 6:12:06 PM PST by Kuksool
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To: Jim Noble; doug from upland; CAtholic Family Association; Land of the Irish

It is my understanding that Kerry was refused an annulment.>>

Lurch and the Swimmer both attended the installation Mass of Archbishop Sean Patrick O'Malley, OFM, Cap. of Boston.  I can't remember if they received Holy Communion or not.

Catholic Archbishop of St. Louis (Raymond Burke) would refuse communion to John Effing Kerry

AS KERRY EMERGES, SO DOES CONCERN THAT AS PRESIDENT HE MAY BE DENIED COMMUNION

Pro-aborts Ted Kennedy, John Kerry Invited to O'Malley's Installation

(re Kerry & Kennedy) Boston Bishop O'Malley Says "It Is Not Our Policy To Deny Communion"

TREND? "Pro-Abort Politicians "Shouldn't Dare Come to Communion", Madison Bishop Backs Burke

Co-responsibility for public policy (Archbishop Hughes' on pro-abortion "Cathoics" & Communion)

Lawmakers react to Burke letter[denying communion to pro-abortion politicos]


10 posted on 02/01/2004 6:13:47 PM PST by Coleus (STOPP Planned Parenthood http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/892053/posts)
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To: nwrep
Theresa Heinz is Portuguese. I was reading an article about her the other day that said she's a real harridan! Sounds like a Hillary redux, and I don't think middle America will be too thrilled.

Of course Karen Tumulty and her colleagues think 'blunt, outspoken' women are great. Most others just call them rude.

11 posted on 02/01/2004 6:14:35 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: Coleus
These people are Boston Catholics of the Cardinal Law variety. They are soooo close to God they can do what they want and still be Catholic. At least in their own mind.
12 posted on 02/01/2004 6:15:39 PM PST by paguch
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To: Coleus
Teddy the Swimmer left the Mass at the Offertory. I wasn't watching it, but read about it later. Don't remember about Kerry, though.
13 posted on 02/01/2004 6:16:27 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: Coleus
Maria Teresa Thierstein Simoes-Ferreira grew up in the capital of Mozambique, a city now called Maputo but then known as Lourenco Marques.

I am surprised that in South Carolina he isn't claiming she is "African/American" to get the black vote.

So9

14 posted on 02/01/2004 6:16:58 PM PST by Servant of the 9 (Goldwater Republican)
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To: paguch
These people are Boston Catholics of the Cardinal Law variety.

Actually the Boston Catholics of John Kerry's ilk didn't LIKE Cardinal Law because he was too conservative for them.

15 posted on 02/01/2004 6:17:46 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: farmfriend
One of her Heinz Awards was given in 2001 to James Hansen, regarded as the father of the global warming theory. Heinz continues to promote the theory despite evidence showing little if any rise in mean temperature, and no hard evidence that it is linked to the rise of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

http://www.aim.org/publications/weekly_column/2004/01/29.html
16 posted on 02/01/2004 6:22:23 PM PST by Coleus (STOPP Planned Parenthood http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/892053/posts)
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To: Coleus
She seems to be a total flake. But then, so does he.

And "pro-choice Catholic"?

I'm sorry, you're either one or the other. If she doesn't want to make the decision, then somebody (the Kerry's bishop, for example) should make it for her.
17 posted on 02/01/2004 6:23:38 PM PST by livius
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To: Born Conservative
Was Theresa Heinz-Kerry's 1st husband a RINO or a true conservative? >>>

The senator built a national reputation on three key issues. He was passionate about protecting the environment. He was a champion of the elderly. And he brought the experiences of one of the most successful entrepreneurial families in America to bear as a policy maker in international commerce. http://www.hfp.heinz.org/aboutus/johnheinz.html
http://zeeb.library.cmu.edu/Libraries/Heinz/HJH_Bio.html
18 posted on 02/01/2004 6:24:09 PM PST by Coleus (STOPP Planned Parenthood http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/892053/posts)
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To: Coleus
Was he widowed too, divorced?? Annulment???

None of the above - he traded up in wealth by leaving his first wife (Kerry is a real slimeball IMO for having done this).

Old wife's worth - around 200 mil

New wife's worth - around 500 mil *plus* the foundation she 'chairs'.

19 posted on 02/01/2004 6:26:06 PM PST by _Jim ( <--- Ann speaks on gutless Liberals (RealAudio files))
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To: _Jim
I wonder who married them and where they were married? In a church or in civil ceremony. He must be divorced; otherwise, he wouldn't have been able to remarry.
20 posted on 02/01/2004 6:29:14 PM PST by Coleus (STOPP Planned Parenthood http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/892053/posts)
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To: Coleus
He must be divorced; otherwise, he wouldn't have been able to remarry.

Well, IIRC it didn't happen quickly or easily - to fill in with more detail I would have to go back over a number of threads here on FR ...

21 posted on 02/01/2004 6:35:32 PM PST by _Jim ( <--- Ann speaks on gutless Liberals (RealAudio files))
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To: Servant of the 9
I am surprised that in South Carolina he isn't claiming she is "African/American" to get the black vote.>>>

Don't be surprised, I bet they will give it a try.
22 posted on 02/01/2004 6:37:27 PM PST by Coleus (STOPP Planned Parenthood http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/892053/posts)
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To: Coleus
Kerry was divorced before he met Mrs. Heinz. She insisted that he had to get annulment. What grounds Lord only knows. Married in the Church. Both pro-abortion. In my book you cannot be pro-abortion and a Catholic in good standing. But, then in the state of Mass. Catholics seem to have their own rules. These people really disturb me.
23 posted on 02/01/2004 6:41:14 PM PST by mom-7
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To: CzarNicky
LOL! Yes this is true.

More bizarre is that neither is Irish. Neither were born to the fortune they both enjoy, but both married into more money -John Kerry twice. Yet both had privileged upbringings.

24 posted on 02/01/2004 7:18:36 PM PST by WOSG (I don't want the GOP to become a circular firing squad and the Socialist Democrats a majority.)
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To: WOSG
You're right! They both married for money! What a pair. I call them Cash and Kerry.
25 posted on 02/01/2004 7:44:46 PM PST by fhayek
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To: Coleus
I was just wondering if and /or when she became an American Citizen...Wondering minds want to know?????
26 posted on 02/01/2004 7:57:45 PM PST by DAVEY CROCKETT (Thank You GOD for Blessing America)
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To: Coleus
**Portuguese by birth, she was raised in Africa and educated in Switzerland. Spontaneous and independent of mind; candid and direct to the point of being impolitic, she is like her husband, a pro-choice Roman Catholic.**

I was not aware that Thesa was also a Catholic. Hmmmm.
27 posted on 02/01/2004 8:00:16 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Coleus
Kerry divorced his first wife and at Theresa's direction pressed for an annulment to that marriage - I don't know if the annulment was granted.
28 posted on 02/01/2004 8:03:14 PM PST by Rummyfan
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To: Coleus
And here are a couple other threads:

The Deadly Dozen

Blood On Their Hands: Exposing Pro-abortion Catholic Politicians

Kerry [Catholic} says he'll filibuster Supreme Court nominees who do not support abortion rights

PETITION TO EX-COMMUNICATE PRO-ABORTION CATHOLIC ELECTED OFFICIALS

Catholics Kerry and Kennedy have a 100% Pro-homosexual Record with the Human Rights Campaign! Page 10,11

Kerry says he alone hasn't 'played games' on abortion

AS KERRY EMERGES, SO DOES CONCERN THAT AS PRESIDENT HE MAY BE DENIED COMMUNION

Archbishop [Raymond Burke] Would Refuse Communion To John Kerry

Kerry raps Pope: Senator fuming over gay marriage order

(re Kerry & Kennedy) Boston Bishop O'Malley Says "It Is Not Our Policy To Deny Communion"

29 posted on 02/01/2004 8:12:26 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Coleus
PRO-ABORTION Catholic

That's an oxymoron. And, the morons who think it ain't are getting swift kicks from the bishops who have said enough is enough.

30 posted on 02/01/2004 8:16:18 PM PST by Barnacle ("It is as it was." JPII)
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To: Coleus
"[S]he was part of a pampered colonial class, playing tennis on the grass lawns of private clubs and spending her days sipping tea and coffee with her friends. One of the country's best-known painters, Malangatana Valente, recalls serving "Terezinha" when he worked as a waiter in a coffee shop...."

Gosh darn it, I want this woman challenged on her colonialist past, the way a Republican would be. I want her questioned on the current situations in Africa, on Zimbabwe, on Muslims and Sharia there, I want to know what she thinks, or if she thinks, about modern day slavery on the continent of her birth. I want to know: what does she think the world should have done to respond to Rawanda.

I want to know these things so much, that if the opportunity presents I may go ask her myself, because sure as heck the media ain't gonna ask her.

Oh, and btw, in a race between Ter-eez-uh and Laura, Laura's a lock.
31 posted on 02/01/2004 8:51:49 PM PST by jocon307 (The dems don't get it, the American people do.)
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To: Coleus
Thanks for the ping!
32 posted on 02/01/2004 9:27:00 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: jocon307
Laura's a lock. >>

Yes, she is, she's a down-to-earth woman full of class. The press lambasted her during the campaign, I just hope they put T. under the microscope going back to her High School days.
33 posted on 02/01/2004 9:34:57 PM PST by Coleus (STOPP Planned Parenthood http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/892053/posts)
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To: Coleus
I live in western Pennsylvania and about 10 years ago Ter-raze-uh got in hot water with black leaders by describing herself as African American.

She came up with some convulated explanation of how she was African American without a hyphen while blacks were properly entitled to a hyphenated African-American tag.

She won't want to open that can of worms again.
34 posted on 02/01/2004 11:54:22 PM PST by MadeInOhio
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To: Coleus
Is she even a citizen?
35 posted on 02/02/2004 12:25:34 AM PST by KingNo155
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To: Coleus
Enough to make a body sick.
36 posted on 02/02/2004 1:06:41 AM PST by farmfriend ( Isaiah 55:10,11)
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To: Coleus
Although he was something of a Specter Republican, he was an honorable and decent man. So even if some of his issues were liberal, he was by no means a Democrat. His character just wouldn't permit it.
37 posted on 02/02/2004 7:45:23 AM PST by republicanwizard
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To: Coleus
I've been wondering too, what's with the shawl or whatever it is perpetually tossed over one shoulder?
38 posted on 02/02/2004 9:37:51 AM PST by GOPrincess
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To: GOPrincess
I've been wondering too, what's with the shawl or whatever it is perpetually tossed over one shoulder? >>

I guess dressing up as an a American doesn't favor her well.

39 posted on 02/02/2004 11:28:21 AM PST by Coleus (STOPP Planned Parenthood http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/892053/posts)
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To: KingNo155
Is she even a citizen?>>

I'm wondering that myself

40 posted on 02/02/2004 11:30:24 AM PST by Coleus (STOPP Planned Parenthood http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/892053/posts)
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From Ann Coulter

Kerry was indisputably brave in Vietnam, and it's kind of cute to see Democrats pretend to admire military service. Physical courage, like chastity, is something liberals usually deride, but are tickled when it accidentally manifests itself in one of their own. One has to stand in awe of Kerry's military service 33 years ago. Of course, that's where it ends, including with Kerry -- inasmuch as, upon his return from war in 1970, he promptly began trashing his fellow Vietnam vets by calling them genocidal murderers.

But if Bush can't talk to Kerry about the horrors of war, then Kerry sure as hell can't talk to anyone about the plight of the middle class. Kerry's life experience consists of living off other men's money by marrying their wives and daughters.

For over 30 years, Kerry's primary occupation has been stalking lonely heiresses. Not to get back to his combat experience, but Kerry sees a room full of wealthy widows as "a target-rich environment." This is a guy whose experience dealing with tax problems is based on spending his entire adult life being supported by rich women. What does a kept man know about taxes?

In 1970, Kerry married into the family of Julia Thorne -- a family estimated to be worth about $300 million. She got depressed, so he promptly left her and was soon seen catting around with Hollywood starlets, mostly while the cad was still married. (Apparently, JFK really was his mentor.) Thorne is well-bred enough to say nothing ill of her Lothario ex-husband. He is, after all, the father of her children -- a fact that never seemed to constrain him.

When Kerry was about to become the latest Heinz family charity, he sought to have his marriage to Thorne annulled, despite the fact that it had produced two children. It seems his second meal ticket, Teresa Heinz, wanted the first marriage annulled -- and Heinz is worth more than $700 million. Kerry claims he will stand up to powerful interests, but he can't even stand up to his wife.

Heinz made Kerry sign a prenuptial agreement, presumably aware of how careless he is with other people's property, such as other people's Vietnam War medals, which Kerry threw on the ground during a 1971 anti-war demonstration.

At pains to make Kerry sound like a normal American, his campaign has described how Kerry risked everything, mortgaging his home in Boston to help pay for his presidential campaign. Technically, Kerry took out a $6 million mortgage for "his share" of "the family's home" -- which was bought with the Heinz family fortune. (Why should he spend his own money? He didn't throw away his own medals.) I'm sure the average working stiff in Massachusetts can relate to a guy who borrows $6 million against his house to pay for TV ads.

Kerry's campaign has stoutly insisted that he will pay off the mortgage himself, with no help from his rich wife. Let's see: According to tax returns released by his campaign, in 2002, Kerry's income was $144,091. But as The Washington Post recently reported, even a $5 million mortgage paid back over 30 years at favorable interest rates would cost $30,389 a month -- or $364,668 a year.

The Democrats' joy at nominating Kerry is perplexing. To be sure, liberals take a peculiar, wrathful pleasure in supporting pacifist military types. And Kerry's life story is not without a certain feral aggression. But if we're going to determine fitness for office based on life experience, Kerry clearly has no experience dealing with problems of typical Americans since he is a cad and a gigolo living in the lap of other men's money.

Kerry is like some character in a Balzac novel, an adventurer twirling the end of his mustache and preying on rich women. This low-born poseur with his threadbare pseudo-Brahmin family bought a political career with one rich woman's money, dumped her, and made off with another heiress to enable him to run for president. If Democrats want to talk about middle-class tax cuts, couldn't they nominate someone who hasn't been a poodle to rich women for past 33 years?
41 posted on 02/02/2004 11:42:09 AM PST by Coleus (STOPP Planned Parenthood http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/892053/posts)
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To: Jim Noble
It is my understanding that Kerry was refused an annulment.>>

So according to the church he's living in sin and can not receive holy communion.

I wonder where they were married and who married them???
42 posted on 02/03/2004 1:25:05 PM PST by Coleus (STOPP Planned Parenthood http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/892053/posts)
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To: Born Conservative
He was largely a RINO
43 posted on 02/09/2004 7:08:18 AM PST by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline of the Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Club)
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To: Coleus
Actually he was granted the annullment, and they were married at her Nantucket home.
44 posted on 02/21/2004 5:13:00 PM PST by Brittany
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To: CzarNicky
If a Republican had a white african connection, the press would be going nutty.
45 posted on 02/21/2004 5:18:47 PM PST by pointsal
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To: Coleus
Yes she is a citizen, she has been a citizen since 1971, when she moved to the US with John Heinz.
46 posted on 02/21/2004 5:19:32 PM PST by Brittany
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To: SuziQ
I was reading an article about her the other day that said she's a real harridan!

UNDERSTATEMENT!

47 posted on 02/21/2004 5:26:45 PM PST by ladyjane
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To: Brittany
Thanks for the info. are you voting for him?

So the pro-gay, pro-abort Catholic gold digger received an annulment. I wonder how much he paid for it?

and they were married at her Nantucket home.>>

It's against the catholic faith to get married outside of the church building. I can't see how a priest would violate canon law to marry someone in a backyard. Unless the good old Cardinal was paid off.
48 posted on 02/21/2004 6:44:49 PM PST by Coleus (Help Tyler Schicke http://tylerfund.org/ Burkitt's leukemia)
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To: Coleus
No I am not voting for Kerry, I don't actually think Kerry would be a very good president.
49 posted on 02/21/2004 10:27:19 PM PST by Brittany
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To: Brittany
I don't actually think Kerry would be a very good president.
>>

I agree with you on that. Can you find out who the priest was who married them? thanks.
50 posted on 02/23/2004 10:55:32 AM PST by Coleus (Help Tyler Schicke http://tylerfund.org/ Burkitt's leukemia)
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