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The Real Kerry
The New York Post ^ | 2/4/2004 | Howie Carr

Posted on 02/04/2004 10:48:07 PM PST by Utah Girl

Edited on 05/26/2004 5:19:26 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

ONE of the surest ways to get the phones ringing on any Massachusetts talk-radio show is to ask people to call in and tell their John Kerry stories. The phone lines are soon filled, and most of the stories have a common theme: our junior senator pulling rank on one of his constituents, breaking in line, demanding to pay less (or nothing) or ducking out before the bill arrives.


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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2004; election2004; freeloader; frenchpoodle; gigolo; golddigger; howiecarr; johnkerry; kerry; kerryrecord; liveshot; pampered; talkadio
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1 posted on 02/04/2004 10:48:08 PM PST by Utah Girl
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To: Utah Girl
BUMP!
2 posted on 02/04/2004 10:49:53 PM PST by jmstein7
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To: Utah Girl
Howie Wowie!!! Bump
3 posted on 02/04/2004 10:52:56 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi Mac ...... /~normsrevenge - FoR California Propositions/Initiatives info...)
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To: Utah Girl
This about matches my take on the guy.
4 posted on 02/04/2004 10:55:05 PM PST by Riley
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To: Utah Girl; MEG33
In the Senate, his record of his constituent services has been lackluster, and most of his colleagues, despite their public support, are hard-pressed to list an accomplishment.

There's a track record for you. And his charitable contributions of $135 on about a 100,000 salary is impressive. No wonder the Dems always want to raise taxes, they believe greed is a universal human condition that must be regulated.

5 posted on 02/04/2004 10:58:38 PM PST by Dolphy
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To: Utah Girl
Go get em Howie! J. Fin Kerry..."Do you know who I am?"
6 posted on 02/04/2004 11:00:09 PM PST by Jmouse007 (Tired of the Powell doctrine)
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To: jmstein7
In 1993, for instance, living on a senator's salary of about $100,000, he managed to give a total of $135 to charity.

Didn't algore have a similar record of giving to his fellow man?
7 posted on 02/04/2004 11:02:03 PM PST by gipper81
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To: GretchenEE; mystery-ak; homemom; MJY1288
Check this out..
Ms.B
8 posted on 02/04/2004 11:07:41 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. Re-elect G.W.Bush)
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To: Riley
This is a Clinton hit piece.
9 posted on 02/04/2004 11:09:26 PM PST by spyone
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To: Utah Girl
Howie missed the Intern stories he use to tell on his radio show.

It seems Kerry had a thing for blond interns, and he would only interview them between 10:00 PM and 6:00AM when his African American wife was out of town.

I wonder if this will be mentioned again later in the campaign?

10 posted on 02/04/2004 11:14:27 PM PST by dts32041 (Will Kerry ever call his wife and African American?)
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To: gipper81
Yeah, plus AlGore was a slumlord to boot.
11 posted on 02/04/2004 11:21:50 PM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace (Michael <a href = "http://www.michaelmoore.com/" title="Miserable Failure">"Miserable Failure"</a>)
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To: spyone
----This is a Clinton hit piece.-----


We'll take it. As long as we don't get Hillary in return.
12 posted on 02/04/2004 11:27:08 PM PST by lainde (Heads up...We're coming and we've got tongue blades!!)
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To: dts32041
John Kerry's Newt Gingrich Problem?
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But previous reports indicate that Thorne had problems with Kerry even after they split 21 years ago.

During the period the Kerrys were separated, for instance, the senator apparently felt little constrained by his marital vows. Gossip columns at the time linked him to Morgan Fairchild, Cornelia Guest and even President Reagan's liberal daughter, Patti Davis. An upcoming Boston Globe expose will reportedly feature details of the Massachusetts Democrat's 1980s affair with a 25-year-old British reporter.

According to a previous account offered by the paper, the fact that Kerry was still technically married till 1988 "reportedly came as a surprise to some of his frequent companions."

Just weeks before his May 26, 1995, remarriage to Ketchup heiress Theresa Heinz, Thorne took Kerry to court in a bid for an increase in child support payments, arguing that "his income was up substantially," according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

Both Kerry and Thorne denied that the lawsuit had anything to do with Heinz or her fortune.

But friction arose again two years later when Kerry, a Catholic, applied to the Washington, D.C., archdiocese to have his marriage to Thorne annulled, even though the couple had two grown daughters.

Thorne "has written a letter of opposition to the archdiocese because she feels the process demeans their relationship and their children," reported the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in 1997.

The paper blamed Kerry's new wife on the annulment bid. His office issued a terse statement: "Sen. Kerry very much understands Julia's feelings and appreciates her support. Sen. Kerry believes that this is a private family matter."

The Washington Times noted in a Kerry profile several years ago that his critics consider him "a ruthless political opportunist." Given some of the more obscure details of Kerry's first marriage, that assessment may not be too far off the mark.

13 posted on 02/04/2004 11:27:56 PM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace (Michael <a href = "http://www.michaelmoore.com/" title="Miserable Failure">"Miserable Failure"</a>)
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To: Utah Girl
John Kerry: ''A Cad and a Gigolo'' and ''Poodle to Rich Women''
14 posted on 02/04/2004 11:29:29 PM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace (Michael <a href = "http://www.michaelmoore.com/" title="Miserable Failure">"Miserable Failure"</a>)
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To: Utah Girl
Dangit, I wish people would stop taking potshots at this guy!

Wait until he's the nominee- then unload everything at him.
15 posted on 02/04/2004 11:33:28 PM PST by flashbunny ("Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig." -Mark Twain)
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To: Utah Girl
I'm still trying to figure out what two wealthy women ever saw in this loser.
16 posted on 02/04/2004 11:37:42 PM PST by Old Grumpy
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To: lainde
Maybe it's tinfoil hat time for me, but I'm fully convinced that this election is designed to set up Hillary for '08.

1. Remember after the '02 elections, the immediate Dem party line was that the true liberal message wasn't getting out, and that's why they were losing? Boom. Shift further to the left, giving rise to Dean and a host of others trying to out-liberal each other.

2. Position Hillary as the more "moderate", voice of reason, reining in the hard-core, extreme liberals.

3. Crushing defeat for Dems in '04.

4. Position Hillary as the party healer, and centrist, representing the right combination of experience and "mainstream" thinking to win the White House in '08.

In my opinion, this is classic Clinton triangulation, with the current plan to use this year's election to properly position Hillary in '08.

17 posted on 02/04/2004 11:42:19 PM PST by cincinnati65 (Rooting for the Panthers since 1995.......)
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To: Utah Girl
Of course, in 1993 he was between his first and second heiresses - a time he now calls "the wandering years," although an equally apt description might be "the freeloading years."

Were those "the wandering years" when he annulled his marriage from first wife and children so he could marry his second wifey? At least thats what I have heard on the internet - what I've read, what they are talking about. But I don't know. I will let the jfk wannabe speak for himself. But you know, I've always wondered - does that mean the children really didn't happen when a person annuls their marriage. hmmmmm and then there is such a thing as character, isn't there!!!!

18 posted on 02/04/2004 11:47:08 PM PST by malia (BUSH/CHENEY '04 NEVER FORGET!)
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To: Utah Girl
Hey! Why don't we boycott Heinz products? Who needs to fund his campaign unwittingly? If he's using any of his wife's money, we're all paying his way into the WH. Well, his try for it, anyway. We can eliminate our part in this easily enough.
19 posted on 02/04/2004 11:56:35 PM PST by Shery (S. H. in APOland)
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To: Utah Girl
John Kerry as the Great Equivocator?:

"Thank you for contacting me to express your opposition ... to the early use of military force by the US against Iraq. I share your concerns. On January 11, I voted in favor of a resolution that would have insisted that economic sanctions be given more time to work and against a resolution giving the president the immediate authority to go to war."

--letter from Senator John Kerry to Wallace Carter of Newton Centre, Massachusetts, dated January 22 [1991]

"Thank you very much for contacting me to express your support for the actions of President Bush in response to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. From the outset of the invasion, I have strongly and unequivocally supported President Bush's response to the crisis and the policy goals he has established with our military deployment in the Persian Gulf."

--Senator Kerry to Wallace Carter, January 31 [1991]

20 posted on 02/05/2004 12:11:41 AM PST by Post Toasties
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To: cincinnati65
Actually, you're taking the sane (non-tinfoil) view. My aluminum headset tells me if she senses ANY real chance she can take down the president THIS year, she'll do it. Boomers are not long on patience. It'll happen at the convention by some sort of trumped-up mass euphoric hysterical "acclamation". There'll be a conveniently abbreviated campaign. Of course she won't have to answer any questions as she "saves" the party from the mediocre Kerry who will have been strategically, fatally (politically) wounded. Thank goodness for FR...Where else could we air our worst nightmares!
21 posted on 02/05/2004 1:21:35 AM PST by lainde (Heads up...We're coming and we've got tongue blades!!)
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To: Dolphy
We gave more that that on a $40,000 salary.
22 posted on 02/05/2004 4:10:22 AM PST by GailA (Millington Rally for America after action http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/872519/posts)
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To: flashbunny
"Dangit, I wish people would stop taking potshots at this guy! Wait until he's the nominee- then unload everything at him."

Just wait. This is only like the rumble of an opening artillery barrage; a few ranging shots before the full attack.

Kerry is going to feel like he was pickled like a Heinz ghurkin before this is all over.

Regards,

23 posted on 02/05/2004 4:19:31 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
Can anyone say if the annulment was granted? I've been searching, and all I can find are stories saying it was sought, and contested. It looks like the request was made in 1997; can anyone point me to a source stating the result?
24 posted on 02/05/2004 4:21:31 AM PST by GraceCoolidge
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To: Jimmy Valentine
You're right.
I've got a good one about Kerry that'll keep.
Howie is just scrapping the surface on this guy and none of this even gets into some of Long Jahwns Banking friends.
Wait til he gets the nomination and then we'll get to see if that really is a glass jaw on his puss.
25 posted on 02/05/2004 4:31:10 AM PST by ninonitti
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To: Jimmy Valentine
"Kerry is going to feel like he was pickled like a Heinz ghurkin before this is all over."

LOL, If half of what I have read on this thread is true, John Kerry brings a whole new meaning to the term "Target Rich Environment"

26 posted on 02/05/2004 4:54:05 AM PST by MJY1288 (VOTE CONSTITUTION PARTY, THE DNC WILL APPRECIATE YOU)
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To: malia
LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE WHO KNOW HIM BEST!!!

Remember, NO ONE LISTENED to the people of ARKANSAS! Look what we got for EIGHT LONG YEARS!!!





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
27 posted on 02/05/2004 5:12:38 AM PST by kcvl
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To: cincinnati65
Maybe it's tinfoil hat time for me, but I'm fully convinced that this election is designed to set up Hillary for '08.

And what... all those voting in the democratic primaries are in on this?





Californians: click on image for more info

28 posted on 02/05/2004 5:15:24 AM PST by hotpotato
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To: hotpotato
HOWARD KURTZ: No story line for the press side, that is terrible, Tucker. How did the media magically decide that [John] Kerry is struggling, sinking, tanking, you know, five months before anyone gets to vote?

CARLSON: Yes. I don’t know how I wound up in the role as Kerry defender, but that’s kind of how I feel. I think the press sees him as Al Gore, essentially. There was a huge amount of hostility, personal hostility from otherwise liberal political reporters directed at Al Gore—

KURTZ: And you’re saying they just don't like John Kerry.

CARLSON: They just don’t like him. I mean, the Boston Globe, which has got to be the most liberal paper in the country, certainly the most annoying, has actually I think been really tough on John Kerry. They did this piece implying he’s hiding the fact he’s Jewish, completely unfair piece. It’s hard to imagine that they would do that to anyone else. I think people have a bias and the press have a bias against John Kerry. It’s amazing to watch.

29 posted on 02/05/2004 5:23:49 AM PST by kcvl
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To: dts32041
Kerry never had a black wife.
30 posted on 02/05/2004 5:41:33 AM PST by cajungirl (John Kerry has no botox and I have a bridge to sell you!)
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To: malia
He didn't get his annulment,,dropped the request after wife number one objected. Kerry and Teresa are Catholics.
31 posted on 02/05/2004 5:43:46 AM PST by cajungirl (John Kerry has no botox and I have a bridge to sell you!)
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To: cajungirl
Theresa Kerry is, indeed, "African-American" -- she was born in Mozambique, making her a lot more AA than Al, Jessie, et al.
32 posted on 02/05/2004 5:47:02 AM PST by Snickersnee (Where are we going? And what's with this handbasket???)
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To: cajungirl
Didn't say that she is from Africa Madagascar and lives in an America, she is therefore and African American.
33 posted on 02/05/2004 5:54:21 AM PST by dts32041 (Will Kerry ever call his wife and African American?)
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To: kcvl
I think people have a bias and the press have a bias against John Kerry.

When did this conversation take place? I assume before Kerry became number one in the running.

Those voting for Kerry in the primaries have the impression he can beat Bush (or so say the polls).

34 posted on 02/05/2004 6:05:48 AM PST by hotpotato
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To: Utah Girl

35 posted on 02/05/2004 6:33:42 AM PST by counterpunch (click my name to check out my 'toons!)
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To: hotpotato
No, not everyone voting in the primaries is in on it. They're making choices based on the options they're presented.

My take is that the Dems have concluded that Bush will not be defeated in '04. With that assumption, ClintonCorp. has made the decision to lead the party astray in '04 by pushing it far to the left, to further insure that no candidate gets elected. Watch for hit pieces on any Dem candidate that shows even the potential of promise in '04.

This will allow Hillary to portray herself as being a "centrist" in '08. While it won't nearly be true, the goal is to move the party so far to the left, she'll appear centrist to Joe Six-Pack, with the Hard Left falling into lock-step behind the Clinton name.

36 posted on 02/05/2004 6:54:24 AM PST by cincinnati65 (Rooting for the Panthers since 1995.......)
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To: Utah Girl
Not surprising, its pretty hard to find a democrat who isn't a vile human being.
37 posted on 02/05/2004 7:17:19 AM PST by Cubs Fan
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To: Utah Girl
Kerry tosses around quarters like they were manhole covers.

I love that line.

38 posted on 02/05/2004 7:33:35 AM PST by Hillary's Lovely Legs (Bush has won two wars, Kerry is French......'nuff said)
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To: gipper81
Yes, Gore was very chintzy with his charitable contributions. His explanation was that he had big tuition bills for kids in private schools. As usual, the media accepted that and gave him a pass. Expect the same treatment for Ketchup Boy.
39 posted on 02/05/2004 8:51:07 AM PST by blau993 (Labs for love; .357 for Security.)
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To: counterpunch
LOL!
40 posted on 02/05/2004 8:52:19 AM PST by MEG33 (BUSH/CHENEY '04)
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To: Utah Girl
Thanks for posting. I had forgotten Howie was going to have a column in the NYP. But I think he said yesterday on the radio that the NYP thought the column he submitted was way too long, so they might run it in two sections. I hope so!
41 posted on 02/05/2004 8:59:04 AM PST by maryz
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To: Utah Girl
I know Howie lurks on FR and am sure he will read the comments about his own article, so Howie: Don't forget to dig out the inside track piece that ran in your paper last summer about Kerry going ballistic at some gas dock at a Cape Cod marina last summer, when the gas jockey wasn't going fast enough for him fueling his "yacht" (Gigilo John must have been in another rush), and Kerry let loose with a few loud "You f...ng Idiot" within earshot of other boaters and summer tourists. I understand he did not have to ask them "Do you know who I am", because they already knew, and dimes were dropping pretty fast soon after the incident.
42 posted on 02/05/2004 9:00:10 AM PST by BansheeBill
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To: MEG33
Has Senator Golddigger ever dated a woman who wasn't filthy rich?
43 posted on 02/05/2004 9:02:42 AM PST by Callahan
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To: BansheeBill
I'm too young to know much about Teresa's first husband, John Heinz. Can Freeper's fill me in? Was he a RINO. I understand that Mrs. Kerry calls him the "love of her life" and still refers to the dead Senator in the present tense as "my husband."
44 posted on 02/05/2004 9:05:31 AM PST by Callahan
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To: Callahan
I seem to recall just a few years ago there was an incident with a girl coming to his house late at night (while he was and is married to Heinz)....does anyone recall this?
45 posted on 02/05/2004 9:08:34 AM PST by Ceoman
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To: Callahan
I haven't kept up with his love life..just his medal throwing period and his voting record.

I do hear he's a ladies man and I'm astonished as I simply do not see it!He only marries rich women,that I know.
46 posted on 02/05/2004 9:12:59 AM PST by MEG33 (BUSH/CHENEY '04)
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To: Ceoman
Yes. It was in the Boston Globe, if I'm remembering right.

Try Googling for it. It's out there somewhere.
47 posted on 02/05/2004 9:30:30 AM PST by Hon
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To: Old Grumpy
You said......"I'm still trying to figure out what two wealthy women ever saw in this loser."

They were probably Shar-Pei Puppy lovers.

48 posted on 02/05/2004 9:54:55 AM PST by Ann Archy
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To: Hon
I read the earlier version of this column from the Boston Globe, when it was posted here in the forum, but it seems to me that this one is longer. It starts out the same but if my memory is right it adds a lot more examples of Kerry's scummy behavior.
49 posted on 02/05/2004 9:58:00 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Utah Girl
LOL - Great punch line !!!
50 posted on 02/05/2004 10:15:59 AM PST by Chi-townChief
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