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SPRING BREAK: KERRY RETREATS TO HIS SUN VALLEY MANSION FOR 5-DAY LUXURY UNWIND
Drudge ^ | 3/17/04

Posted on 03/17/2004 8:07:11 AM PST by areafiftyone

SPRING BREAK: KERRY RETREATS TO HIS SUN VALLEY MANSION FOR 5-DAY LUXURY UNWIND

Dem candidate-in-waiting John Kerry is set for a 5-day luxury break at his Sun Valley, Idaho compound after a week riddled with gaffes, missteps and slippage in the polls.

Gorgeous, 19.5 rooms at 7,749 square-feet, with a market value of $4.9 million [property taxes of more than $30,000 annually], Kerry's Idaho vacation getaway will be the setting of a Spring Break regroup and unwind, sources tell the DRUDGE REPORT.

Private. Kerry is looking forward to enjoying the property, including the grounds, which have been freshly landscaped with Canadian Bluegrass, Fescue and Brome Mixes at a cost of more than $200,000, records show.

Unique. The mansion's "Great Room" is a 500 year old Barn, imported from England and then reassembled in Idaho.

NEAR SOROS

While rejuvenating in Sun Valley, Kerry may meet with neighbor George Soros.

The financier and philanthropist -- and outspoken critic of the Bush administration -- recently purchased a 9,000-square-foot 11-bedroom spread close to the Kerry compound.

ABROAD

While Kerry and his wife's homes in the United States are worth at least $23,733,705, it is not clear if the candidate owns property overseas.

The campaign has repeatedly denied requests for any information on foreign assets held by Kerry.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Idaho
KEYWORDS: 2004; kerry; limousineliberal; manofthepeople; sendintheclowns; springbreak; sunvalley
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1 posted on 03/17/2004 8:07:11 AM PST by areafiftyone
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To: areafiftyone
Detox?
2 posted on 03/17/2004 8:08:29 AM PST by per loin (Ultra Secret News: ADL pays $12M for defaming Colorado couple.)
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To: per loin
More Botox?
3 posted on 03/17/2004 8:09:48 AM PST by pubmom
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To: areafiftyone
Democrats, party of the little guy.
4 posted on 03/17/2004 8:09:49 AM PST by dighton
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To: per loin
nope botox
5 posted on 03/17/2004 8:10:06 AM PST by linn37 (Have you hugged your Phlebotomist today?)
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To: per loin
"Detox?"

Botox.

6 posted on 03/17/2004 8:10:52 AM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Jeff Head
Yuck, Jeff. How's the air quality?
7 posted on 03/17/2004 8:11:35 AM PST by RightWingMama
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To: areafiftyone
This spud's for you
8 posted on 03/17/2004 8:11:59 AM PST by diggerwillow
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To: dighton
Damn Yall,,note the last sentence. What foreign assets????? I smell something here. Been screaming about this all am. Forget the small stuff,,,what foreign assets, where, how did he get them, gifts or what. The man has been in govt for years, on the intel committee,,who or what or how is he getting foreign assets and WHY WON'T HE SAY WHAT THEY ARE?
9 posted on 03/17/2004 8:12:46 AM PST by cajungirl (John Kerry has no botox and I have a bridge to sell you!)
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To: areafiftyone
Watch the Democrat Attack Dogs come out and throw the mud at Bush while Kerry is away from the media.

Kerry can insulate himself from the mudthrowers (and the press) while Bush will have to respond.
10 posted on 03/17/2004 8:13:02 AM PST by So Cal Rocket (If consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds, John F. Kerry’s mind must be freaking enormous)
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To: areafiftyone
Thank goodness. I'm really getting sick of seeing his ugly face and hearing his phony Kennedy voice day in and day out.
11 posted on 03/17/2004 8:13:39 AM PST by freeperfromnj
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To: areafiftyone
I thought I smelled something.
12 posted on 03/17/2004 8:13:43 AM PST by MarkeyD (<a href="http://www.johnkerry.com/about/">Three Paper Cuts and I'm Out</a>)
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To: areafiftyone

Wrong...I read this is one of the luxurious homes Terrrayza owns. Kerry is happy to be a kept "man".
13 posted on 03/17/2004 8:13:57 AM PST by kittymyrib
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To: areafiftyone
A lot of ketchup went into this place
14 posted on 03/17/2004 8:14:16 AM PST by woofie ( 99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name.)
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To: areafiftyone
including the grounds, which have been freshly landscaped with Canadian Bluegrass, Fescue and Brome Mixes at a cost of more than $200,000, records show.


For his GRAZING pleasure I assume.
15 posted on 03/17/2004 8:14:31 AM PST by Iron Matron (Civil Disobedience? It's not just for liberals anymore!)
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To: areafiftyone
Yaaaaawn Ascot Kerry relaxes with the people! The only way Yaaaawn Anti-Amerikerry could become a regular guy is to give away his wifes $billion. Maybe a nice charity or the UN??? Wonder how many skiing photops were going to get??

Pray for W and The Truth

16 posted on 03/17/2004 8:15:11 AM PST by bray (Hey Yaaaawn, can we hear some war stories???)
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To: freeperfromnj
Maybe he will take a wrong turn down the mountain and get lost!
17 posted on 03/17/2004 8:15:11 AM PST by areafiftyone (Democrats = the hamster is dead but the wheel is still spinning)
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To: Iron Matron
FOREIGN ASSET ALERT. Yall forget the grass and the servants. The foreign assets are what is important here!
18 posted on 03/17/2004 8:15:54 AM PST by cajungirl (John Kerry has no botox and I have a bridge to sell you!)
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To: areafiftyone
Meanwhile, elements of the 1st, 2nd and 25th Infantry divisions in Iraq are living in tents, eating MRE's and getting shot at.

Spring Break doesn't exist for those brave men and women.

19 posted on 03/17/2004 8:16:01 AM PST by CholeraJoe (VetsCor!! Because an Oath is forever)
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To: cajungirl
John Kerry has family property in France, on the Breton coast. His wife likely has stuff all over the place. What's more interesting, though, is i heard someone on NPR (of all places) saying that THK's assets had been doing some major outsourcing over the last few years.

You can't keep this stuff a secreat for very long. It'll come out soon enough.

20 posted on 03/17/2004 8:16:10 AM PST by Right Wing Professor
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To: areafiftyone
Hmmmm, just a small palace in france perhaps?
21 posted on 03/17/2004 8:16:49 AM PST by McGavin999 (Evil thrives when good men do nothing!)
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To: Right Wing Professor
So, why won't he cop to that? If that is common knowledge, why the mystery. What else does he own????
22 posted on 03/17/2004 8:17:33 AM PST by cajungirl (John Kerry has no botox and I have a bridge to sell you!)
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To: diggerwillow
As an native son of Idaho, let me direct Senator Kerry to a bumpersticker that used to be real popular in Idaho: "Welcome to Idaho, NOW GO HOME!" If that doesn't get him to go home, read another popular bumpersticker: "Welcome to Idaho, the tickfever state."
23 posted on 03/17/2004 8:17:40 AM PST by CommerceComet
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To: areafiftyone
He'll be right at home in Sun Valley...it is the liberal snake pit of Idaho.
24 posted on 03/17/2004 8:17:43 AM PST by Cuttnhorse
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To: areafiftyone
While rejuvenating in Sun Valley, Kerry may meet with neighbor George Soros.

"Help me, George! I'm sinking! Help! Help!"

25 posted on 03/17/2004 8:17:57 AM PST by VadeRetro
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To: dighton
"after a week riddled with gaffes, missteps and slippage in the polls."

This ain't no spring break!

This will be an intensive retreat, during which he can get his latest spins rehearsed and get himself wound up for the next round of incoming salvos from the Bush camp.....

Go get him, GW!

Don't stop, just because Kerry's momentarily out of breath!
26 posted on 03/17/2004 8:18:01 AM PST by spoiler2
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To: areafiftyone
19.5 rooms? Is that .5 room a porch?

27 posted on 03/17/2004 8:18:41 AM PST by mtbopfuyn
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To: McGavin999
I am thinking of property in the far east. Remember the port deal his cousin got when Kerry buried the MIA deal. Wonder if John has some property in VN or Thailand or Singapore. What with the port, maybe he owns some property that is rented by his cousin's business. I don't care about family property. More interested in sweet deals for the Senator who helped bury the MIA stuff.
28 posted on 03/17/2004 8:19:52 AM PST by cajungirl (John Kerry has no botox and I have a bridge to sell you!)
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To: woofie
Yep, a lot of ketchup and pickles. Both Teresa and John Effin' have gotten where they are by marrying money.
29 posted on 03/17/2004 8:20:25 AM PST by mountaineer
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To: areafiftyone
This just in: France's GNP took an unexpected leap this week. Exports of Pouilly Fusay, escargots, brie and foie gras to Idaho has given the country a much needed boost.
30 posted on 03/17/2004 8:20:26 AM PST by TheSpottedOwl (Until Kofi Annan rides the Jerusalem RTD....nothing will change.)
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To: areafiftyone
The campaign has repeatedly denied requests for any information on foreign assets held by Kerry.

As well as denied requests for his medical record and names of foreign leaders he's met with to undermine the POTUS.

31 posted on 03/17/2004 8:21:01 AM PST by mtbopfuyn
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To: areafiftyone; Howlin
al-Qerry has a manse in Sun Valley, Idaho also??? How many properties do he and Tay-ray-zeh own, anyway? Does anyone have an official list?

Sun Valley, Idaho, Washington DC, Beacon Hill in Boston, Nantucket...?

32 posted on 03/17/2004 8:21:40 AM PST by nutmeg (Why vote for Bush? Imagine Commander in Chief John F’in al-Qerry)
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To: areafiftyone
A true "Man of the People".
33 posted on 03/17/2004 8:22:12 AM PST by DoctorMichael (The Fourth Estate is a Fifth Column!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: cajungirl
FOREIGN ASSET ALERT. Yall forget the grass and the servants. The foreign assets are what is important here

There is a time for fun and time to be serious for sure. We DO need to find out about these "assets". Kerry needs to answer a lot of questions. Even if he was not running for President, as a Senator, he is a SECURITY RISK.
34 posted on 03/17/2004 8:22:22 AM PST by Iron Matron (Civil Disobedience? It's not just for liberals anymore!)
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To: areafiftyone
Well, at least it's his wife's. The Clinton's never owned anything so they had to mooch off of rich "friends" (who of course never wanted anything....)
35 posted on 03/17/2004 8:22:27 AM PST by CatoRenasci (Ceterum Censeo [Gallia][Germania][Arabia] Esse Delendam --- Select One or More as needed)
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To: spoiler2
Dang - I always have my thunder stolen on this board. Lets see after the 5 day retreat how much younger and vibrant J.F'n.K. looks due to the fresh mountain springs (botox) and the clean air (more botox). I predict he will emerge from ths retreat as a new man (even more botox).
36 posted on 03/17/2004 8:23:31 AM PST by thepatriot1
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To: cajungirl
If that is common knowledge, why the mystery. What else does he own????

I agree; i don't know what else he owns, and I think the American people have a right to know.

(Though a revelation, say, that Janus Effing Kerry had been taking a little R and R in Brittany while France was stonewalling the US at the UN would not play too well, either.)

37 posted on 03/17/2004 8:23:40 AM PST by Right Wing Professor
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To: areafiftyone
Should be a nice break for Kerry. He'll be able to kick back, put on his flip-flops, have some Belgian waffles..and examine both sides of his new policy positions.
38 posted on 03/17/2004 8:23:48 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: areafiftyone
I hope monsieur Kerry has a good break and gets a lot of rest, he'll need it.
39 posted on 03/17/2004 8:24:08 AM PST by Reagan Man (The choice is clear. Reelect BUSH-CHENEY !)
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To: mtbopfuyn
19.5 rooms? Is that .5 room a porch?

No, it's the half bath for the servants...

40 posted on 03/17/2004 8:24:08 AM PST by TheSpottedOwl (Until Kofi Annan rides the Jerusalem RTD....nothing will change.)
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To: spoiler2
This will be an intensive retreat, during which he can get his latest spins rehearsed and get himself wound up for the next round of incoming salvos from the Bush camp.....

That's my read too - he needs to get a handle on all the lies that will be coming back to haunt him. He also needs to find a way to think before he talks (oops, I forget, he's a Dim). It wouldn't surprise me if he watched a lot of the Klinton speeches to try to get a handle on how to become a more effective liar while he's at it.

I predict he will come out trying to exude "gravitas", which will last for less than 3 days before he gets the taste of shoe leather back.

41 posted on 03/17/2004 8:24:48 AM PST by trebb (Ain't God good . . .)
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To: areafiftyone
Ah, there's our ol' pal John. Just one of the guys. He identifies so well with the "common man." De Toqueville was the first to note that one of the major reasons for the success of the new American Republic was the absence of an "elite" class. That was in the early 1800's. There were rich and poor, certainly, but all were equally a part of the governing class. No royalty. Thanks, John. And all like you. You know, those who are just naturally "entitled."
42 posted on 03/17/2004 8:25:19 AM PST by Adrastus (If you don't like my attitude, talk to some one else.)
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To: areafiftyone
Something tells me this won't play well in Peoria....
43 posted on 03/17/2004 8:26:02 AM PST by CatoRenasci (Ceterum Censeo [Gallia][Germania][Arabia] Esse Delendam --- Select One or More as needed)
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To: CatoRenasci
We don't know who owns the foreign assets,,I am really smelling something here, like gifts, bribes, pay offs. He got a sweet deal for his Collier cousin in VN. Why would he stop there. He calls people crooks alot. If the foreign assets were on the up and up he would acknowledge them. And assets covers alot,,bank accounts, property, investment accounts, boats, barges, shares of buildings, etc. I wanta know!!!!!!
44 posted on 03/17/2004 8:26:06 AM PST by cajungirl (John Kerry has no botox and I have a bridge to sell you!)
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...
"Man of the people" alert!

Please FReepmail me if you want on or off my infrequent ‘miscellaneous’ ping list.

45 posted on 03/17/2004 8:26:43 AM PST by nutmeg (Why vote for Bush? Imagine Commander in Chief John F’in al-Qerry)
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To: cajungirl
Foreign assets=residences where Kerry and his "foreign leaders who support his presidency" conduct their meetings.
46 posted on 03/17/2004 8:27:46 AM PST by sarasota
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Oh, there will be no real 'break' in these 5 days.

This is bunkering.

Kerry and his crew are going to review everything that has happened over the last two weeks, where Bush has been able to tag him as a liar and waffler with only a few advertisements.

Kerry needed a big lead to keep momentum up to the convention, and Bush has dragged him down. They need a new strategy, so I expect that while Kerry is getting his next round of Botox injections, the rest of his team will be huddled around his hospital bed with scripts and talking points, while Kerry practices smiling without cracking his new face.
47 posted on 03/17/2004 8:28:26 AM PST by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
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To: areafiftyone
While rejuvenating in Sun Valley, Kerry may meet with neighbor George Soros.

Nope, no coordination here. Move along now, Mr. Soros needs to deliver some bags of money to MoveOn.org, Peaceful Tomorrows, etc.

48 posted on 03/17/2004 8:28:53 AM PST by TC Rider (The United States Constitution © 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: thepatriot1
Your post 36 has me howling.
49 posted on 03/17/2004 8:28:56 AM PST by cajungirl (John Kerry has no botox and I have a bridge to sell you!)
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To: cajungirl
Kerry either lies or withholds information...or changes his mind about what he does and thinks.
50 posted on 03/17/2004 8:29:00 AM PST by sarasota
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