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Media Mum on Heinz Kerry's Enron Connection
NewsMax.com ^ | 2/07/04 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff

Posted on 02/07/2004 2:51:16 PM PST by kattracks

It didn't get much attention back when Sen. John Kerry was a cellar dweller in the presidential polls. But now that he's the undisputed, all but certain, presumptive Democratic Party nominee, we're wondering where the coverage is on Teresa Heinz Kerry's Enron connection.

Long after Enron chairman Ken Lay had been demonized as a ruthless corporate buccaneer who had cheated widows and orphans out of their life savings, the man Dems love to invoke to beat-up the Bush White House sat on the board of Teresa's Heinz Center Foundation.

In fact, Lay was reportedly a Heinz Center trustee for more than a decade, resigning just last year. That was around the time presidential candidate John Kerry started bashing "special interests" in Washington, zeroing in on Enron by name.

Last July, the Washington Times obtained samples of personal correspondence from the Heinz Center to Mr. Lay, praising him for his management style.

"Ken," wrote one of Teresa's representatives, "Simply stated, your background, expertise and experience make you uniquely qualified [to run our] global-warming [initiative]."

When asked about Mrs. Heinz Kerry's Enron connection, a Heinz Center spokeswoman explained to the Washington Post, "Whatever troubles he had at Enron, Ken Lay had a good reputation in the environmental community for being a businessman who was environmentally sensitive."

"When someone does wrong in one part of their life, it doesn't mean they can't do good in another part of their life," she added.



TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2004; bounder; cad; enron; freeloader; frenchpoodle; gigolo; golddigger; heinz; johnkerry; kerry; ketchup; mediabias; pampered; teresaheinz

1 posted on 02/07/2004 2:51:16 PM PST by kattracks
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To: kattracks
They are MUM about a lot but we have this:

I just built this set of links:

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Some serious reading:

PRESIDENT CLINTON VIDEO, December 16, 1998 Sadaam has nuclear arms, poison gas/bio weapons.

Statement of Senator John D. Rockefeller IV - On the Iraq Resolution - October 10, 2002

Remarks of Senator John Kerry on Iraq | October 09, 2002 |

Larry Elder: Were we misled? (about Iraq's WMD)

2 posted on 02/07/2004 2:52:41 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The terrorists and their supporters declared war on the United States - and war is what they got!!!!)
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To: kattracks

3 posted on 02/07/2004 2:53:15 PM PST by counterpunch (click my name to check out my 'toons!)
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To: kattracks
this is no surprise. her trust probably owns a boatload of Halliburton and I'll bet she made a killing on Global Crossing.

It used to be the economy, stupid. Then it was 'the children.' Now, it's the little guy. Size does matter.

4 posted on 02/07/2004 2:57:22 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (do not remove this tag under penalty of law.)
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To: kattracks
"When someone does wrong in one part of their life, it doesn't mean they can't do good in another part of their life," she added.

Permit me to translate: "you could be a mass murderer for all we care, as long as your checks clear."

5 posted on 02/07/2004 3:00:03 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (do not remove this tag under penalty of law.)
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To: kattracks; Ernest_at_the_Beach; counterpunch
Good post, good links, great counterpunch.
6 posted on 02/07/2004 3:04:59 PM PST by PGalt
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To: kattracks; All
Cross-link:

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And just for the memories:

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7 posted on 02/07/2004 3:07:12 PM PST by backhoe
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To: kattracks
Kerry's got other money troubles...


8 posted on 02/07/2004 3:08:58 PM PST by Henchster
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To: backhoe
BUMP
9 posted on 02/07/2004 3:14:50 PM PST by Dante3
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To: kattracks
I think this is small potatoes. But if someone traced Teresa's funds' contributions to the Tides Foundations and elsewhere they will find, I believe(1) It is supporting a number of radical enviro-wacko and animal rights groups whose work is NOT in the interest of this country; and (b) some of them are using that non-profit dough to advance Kerry and his policies. It's there for whoever puts in the effort. Start with ActivistCash.com
10 posted on 02/07/2004 3:21:27 PM PST by the Real fifi
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To: counterpunch
LOL, well done!

Perhaps you could note "Screenplay by Ann Coulter".
11 posted on 02/07/2004 3:28:34 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
wouldn't want to get labeled as "conservative"!

LOL

It's meant for a wider audience who would probably just say "Who's Ann Coulter??"

Though it was indeed her column calling Kerry a "gigolo" that inspired it.
12 posted on 02/07/2004 3:39:21 PM PST by counterpunch (click my name to check out my 'toons!)
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To: kattracks
Substitute Laura Bush for Teresa Heinz Kerry and the press would be on this like stink on $h!t.
13 posted on 02/07/2004 3:42:16 PM PST by AD from SpringBay (We have the government we allow and deserve.)
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To: kattracks
Wish folks would keep this stuff under wraps until *after* the democratic primary.
14 posted on 02/07/2004 5:29:07 PM PST by hotpotato
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To: the invisib1e hand
It also explains why they excused Clinton. It was his "wrong in one part of their life". Sheeeeeesh!!
15 posted on 02/07/2004 7:38:50 PM PST by The Final Harvest (The 2004 Election is for the SOUL of AMERICA)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
BTW Andrea Mitchell is on the board of directors:

http://www.heinzawards.net/about.asp?staticid=11#

The coverage from NBC should be cozy.

Also the Heinz Family Philanthropies has been dabbling in health care. Expect more Hillarycare if Kerry wins:

http://www.hfp.heinz.org/library/newscoverage.html

http://www.hfp.heinz.org/In The News/index.html
16 posted on 02/07/2004 10:33:01 PM PST by lainde (Heads up...We're coming and we've got tongue blades!!)
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To: lainde; counterpunch; kattracks
Be sure and read this:

John ("Benedict?") Kerry

17 posted on 02/07/2004 10:50:41 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The terrorists and their supporters declared war on the United States - and war is what they got!!!!)
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To: hotpotato
Wish folks would keep this stuff under wraps until *after* the democratic primary.

I think that is essentially over, next is the coronation!

18 posted on 02/07/2004 10:52:08 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The terrorists and their supporters declared war on the United States - and war is what they got!!!!)
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To: kattracks
This guy is scary. In some ways he makes Clinton look tame.
19 posted on 02/07/2004 10:57:05 PM PST by SiliconValleyGuy
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