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Kerry Say 'Family' Owns SUV, Not He
The Guardian (UK) ^ | 4-23-2004

Posted on 04/22/2004 5:26:12 PM PDT by blam

Kerry Says His 'Family' Owns SUV, Not He

Friday April 23, 2004 12:46 AM

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Does John Kerry, who supports higher automobile fuel economy standards, own a gas-guzzling SUV? He does, but says it belongs to the family, not to him.

During a conference call Thursday with reporters to discuss his upcoming jobs tour through West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan, the Democratic presidential candidate was asked whether he owned a Chevrolet Suburban.

``I don't own an SUV,'' said Kerry, who supports increasing existing fuel economy standards to 36 miles per gallon by 2015 in order to reduce the nation's dependence on foreign oil supplies.

Kerry also has made rising gasoline prices an issue in the campaign against President Bush. In Houston on Thursday, Kerry said the president broke a 2000 campaign pledge to ``jawbone'' oil-producing nations by pressuring them to increase their output.

Kerry thought for a second when asked whether his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, had a Suburban at their Ketchum, Idaho, home. Kerry said he owns and drives a Dodge 600 and recently bought a Chrysler 300M. He said his wife owns the Chevrolet SUV.

``The family has it. I don't have it,'' he said.

Kerry said it's important for his family to buy American cars and pledged to keep car manufacturing jobs in the country if elected. He said he is interested in a hybrid car, and has talked to Ford about making it the ``campaign car.''

``We're going to keep jobs in America and help the industry be more competitive with foreign manufacturers that are building those cars today,'' Kerry said.

The Massachusetts senator said he'll release more details during the jobs tour about his plans to keep jobs in the country.

``I want cars to be made in Michigan, made in America, made'' by the United Auto Workers, Kerry said.


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When a liberal paper like The Guardian puts an article like this, mocking Kerry, in Breaking News, something is up.
1 posted on 04/22/2004 5:26:13 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam
What's mine is mine and what's hers is mine . . . except for the SUV.
2 posted on 04/22/2004 5:28:16 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: blam
You've got to be kidding me... THIS was his answer? My Lord. If his influence can't even get his "family" to be fuel conscience... I'm sure he will really sway the entire country. Give me a bloomin break.
3 posted on 04/22/2004 5:28:46 PM PDT by Integrityrocks
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To: blam
``I don't own an SUV,'' said Kerry, who supports increasing existing fuel economy standards to 36 miles per gallon by 2015 in order to reduce the nation's dependence on foreign oil supplies.

That will not help.

That will never help.

Install nuclear power plants. THAT will help.

4 posted on 04/22/2004 5:29:06 PM PDT by MegaSilver (Training a child in red diapers is the cruelest and most unusual form of abuse.)
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To: blam
Auto workers vote Democrat.

Buy used or foreign.

5 posted on 04/22/2004 5:29:09 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Foreign leaders for Kerry!!!!!)
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To: blam
``I want cars to be made in Michigan, made in America, made'' by the United Auto Workers, Kerry said.

Then why in the blue hell did you vote for NAFTA, GATT, most favorite nation for China, and for CAFE emissions you jackass?

6 posted on 04/22/2004 5:29:35 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan ("12 hours outta Mackinaw City, stopped at the bar to have a brew.....")
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To: vbmoneyspender; blam
If we only had a freeper who worked for the MASS DMV.....they could see whose name the SUV is registered under...
7 posted on 04/22/2004 5:30:10 PM PDT by Dog
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To: blam
This is as classic as Clinton's "smoked marijana, but didn't inhale".
8 posted on 04/22/2004 5:30:22 PM PDT by narby (Clarke's job was to prevent terrorist attacks, but he's better at CYA)
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To: blam
I don't see how Kerry is going to make it to the convention and the subsequent nomination.

He's an absolutely horrible candidate!

9 posted on 04/22/2004 5:30:48 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: blam
Is John Waffle trying to claim that he declined the purchase of the SUV right before he accepted it?
10 posted on 04/22/2004 5:30:49 PM PDT by Cultural Jihad (x = x + 1)
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To: Rome2000
Auto workers vote Democrat.

Not all of them(especially White ones). They voted for Reagan, John Engler, and a lot of them even backed Posthumus in 02.(over Granholm)

11 posted on 04/22/2004 5:31:18 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan ("12 hours outta Mackinaw City, stopped at the bar to have a brew.....")
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To: vbmoneyspender
What's mine is mine and what's hers is mine . . . except for the SUV.

And the tax returns.

12 posted on 04/22/2004 5:31:32 PM PDT by wagglebee
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To: MegaSilver
Or nuclear powered cars.
13 posted on 04/22/2004 5:31:42 PM PDT by John Will
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To: blam
His SUV is no big deal. Check out their yacht. Big fuel burning pig. Kerry and Terry are warming up the poles all by themselves with those 5 mansions, umpteen cars, private jet and of course the Yaaaaaacht.
14 posted on 04/22/2004 5:32:03 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (REMEMBER FABRIZIO!)
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To: blam
``The family has it. I don't have it,''

In other words, blame it on the family-owned SUV. Kind of like blaming the gun for the shooting.

Sheesh, he must have taught weasel words to clintbilly! I thought the IMPEACHED ex-42 was the master equivicator.

15 posted on 04/22/2004 5:32:15 PM PDT by mombonn
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To: MegaSilver
Install nuclear power plants. THAT will help.

Bump for Energy Independence Day.

16 posted on 04/22/2004 5:32:40 PM PDT by af_vet_1981
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To: blam
He doesn't own anything; but he sure lives high on the condement!
17 posted on 04/22/2004 5:33:03 PM PDT by bannie (The government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
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To: blam
Kerry said the president broke a 2000 campaign pledge to ``jawbone'' oil-producing nations

Iraq is an oil-producing country and the president "jawboned" them pretty well.

18 posted on 04/22/2004 5:33:04 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (General - Alien Army of the Right (AAOTR))
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To: Dog
Well who owns the fuel-guzzling $50m Gulf Stream private jet and the $800k yacht?

Or is Kerry claiming you can't blame him he's a kept man?

19 posted on 04/22/2004 5:33:07 PM PDT by kcar (Who would OBL vote for?)
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To: blam
what an assclown


"She did it! Tarayzuh!"

20 posted on 04/22/2004 5:33:46 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: blam
This worries me. Republicans have to hold some fire until Kerry is actually nominated at the convention. To lose Kerry now and have H. Clinton step in would not be good.
21 posted on 04/22/2004 5:33:46 PM PDT by adakota
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To: jwalsh07
And how about the several homes, each one using energy to heat, cool, and light? Hypocrite.
22 posted on 04/22/2004 5:34:10 PM PDT by .38sw
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To: blam
Were any of his Chrysler automobiles made in Canada or other foreign country?
23 posted on 04/22/2004 5:34:24 PM PDT by OldEagle (Haven't been wrong since 1947.)
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To: blam
He might as well said, "I can't buy ANYTHING, Teresa gives me a small allowance since she has all the money"! What a DOOFUS!
24 posted on 04/22/2004 5:34:25 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: blam
"The family has it. I don't have it,'' he said.

Thanks for another large dose of election fodder, Johnny Boy.

25 posted on 04/22/2004 5:34:28 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: blam
``The family has it. I don't have it,'' he said....


What and f'ing idiot. I guess he does not consider himself part of the family. If I made a statement like that, my wife would make me sleep in the doghouse.
26 posted on 04/22/2004 5:34:36 PM PDT by The South Texan (The Democrat Party and the leftist (ABCCBSNBCCNN NYLATIMES)media are a criminal enterprise!)
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To: Dan from Michigan; Rome2000
In my five years as a member of the UAW, I never voted Dem, never bought used and only bought American cars.

But that was a long time ago.
27 posted on 04/22/2004 5:34:37 PM PDT by socal_parrot
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To: John Will
Or nuclear powered cars.

No. Not with all the meth users and drunk drivers on the road. No freakin' way.

28 posted on 04/22/2004 5:34:48 PM PDT by MegaSilver (Training a child in red diapers is the cruelest and most unusual form of abuse.)
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To: blam
So is he saying that he is not the man or head of his family? If the family owns it, he owns it. Or am I missing something?
29 posted on 04/22/2004 5:34:54 PM PDT by Unknown Freeper
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To: narby
Exactly. Either this guy is a total nut job, or he thinks that the majority of American voters are. Either way, this is just pathetic. PATHETIC. Hiding behind the wife's SUV title. "I may RIDE in one. But I don't OWN it." He really needs to be run out of town on a rail.
30 posted on 04/22/2004 5:35:45 PM PDT by small voice in the wilderness (Quick, act casual. If they sense scorn and ridicule, they'll flee..)
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To: blam
John Kerry is in way over his head, he's gonna implode trying to cover all these lies.

John Kerry and his Wife own a 50 Million Dollar Gulf Stream5 (Flying Squirel) that thing burns more fossil fuel in one trip than 500 SUV's do in a year

31 posted on 04/22/2004 5:36:00 PM PDT by MJY1288 (On Paper, John Kerry is the Perfect Candidate, His Record Shows he's Been all Things to all People)
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To: blam
Good grief, what a pathetic, slimy little worm this guy is.
32 posted on 04/22/2004 5:36:07 PM PDT by CFC__VRWC (AIDS, abortion, euthanasia - don't liberals just kill ya?)
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To: hole_n_one
Not only is he a hypocrite but his Bronze Star papers are being looked into because it looks like Jon Lehman's signature, not John Chaffee like it should
33 posted on 04/22/2004 5:36:13 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: blam
I guess he doesn't own a yacht, either.

Let me guess, he only uses an SUV because it is going somewhere anyway.

34 posted on 04/22/2004 5:36:40 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: small voice in the wilderness
The sickening thing is that this kind of weaseling and simpering is what probably kept him in the US Senate lo these many years.
35 posted on 04/22/2004 5:38:14 PM PDT by CFC__VRWC (AIDS, abortion, euthanasia - don't liberals just kill ya?)
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To: Ann Archy
All three of his Purple Hearts were issued on the same day, August 12th, 1969
36 posted on 04/22/2004 5:38:39 PM PDT by MJY1288 (On Paper, John Kerry is the Perfect Candidate, His Record Shows he's Been all Things to all People)
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To: blam

37 posted on 04/22/2004 5:39:00 PM PDT by glock rocks (Please pray for our patriot armed forces in harm's way - and the families awaiting their safe return)
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To: blam
This is no surprise! Keep in mind that he has hardly any income either....his wife has all the income. A very convenient arrangement if you don't want to pay taxes, or suffer any embarrassment about where all the 'cash' is going!.

I almost feel sorry for the guy...I wonder if she pays him a decent allowance?

38 posted on 04/22/2004 5:39:23 PM PDT by Voltage
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To: Dan from Michigan
I hear you, but I'm not going to subsidize the UAW while they rip off Americans on car prices, watch Chrysler give out $7,500 bonuses to high school drop outs making $70K a year after a GOP President saved Chrysler and then see them support the rats.

Screw Michael Moore and his cronies.

39 posted on 04/22/2004 5:39:23 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Foreign leaders for Kerry!!!!!)
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To: blam
I KNEW he'd do this.

"The SUVs, the mega personal jet, the 5 mansions aren't mine. It's the damn family's stuff and I'm a victim."

His lifestyle is the antithesis of what the Rats are into these days. I think in November we'll see just how many voters deserve the label "Sheep".

The problem is we're still gonna have to live deal with this mindless group after he is gone and forgotten. A Herculean task.

40 posted on 04/22/2004 5:40:01 PM PDT by lizma
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To: blam
the Democratic presidential candidate was asked whether he owned a Chevrolet Suburban

How dare you question his patriotism???????


[end sarcasm]
41 posted on 04/22/2004 5:40:10 PM PDT by TomGuy (Clintonites have such good hind-sight because they had their heads up their hind-ends 8 years.)
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To: adakota
"This worries me. Republicans have to hold some fire until Kerry is actually nominated at the convention. To lose Kerry now and have H. Clinton step in would not be good."

That must be what's happening...Kerry is TOAST.

42 posted on 04/22/2004 5:40:28 PM PDT by blam
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To: Paul Atreides
Let's think about this. Which is worse, a family with just one SUV or a family with a bunch of pretty big cars AND an SUV? Of course, this is what happens to libs for even getting into the kind of nonsense that enviroterrorists espouse.

I'm sure if elected he'll travel in Horse And Buggy One.

43 posted on 04/22/2004 5:40:31 PM PDT by Williams
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To: Paul Atreides
OMG, can you imagine if W. had said something as lame as this? It would be a frickin' news alert on every major network. Tick, tick, the clock's running out on this clown.
44 posted on 04/22/2004 5:40:31 PM PDT by small voice in the wilderness (Quick, act casual. If they sense scorn and ridicule, they'll flee..)
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To: glock rocks
ROFL!
45 posted on 04/22/2004 5:40:40 PM PDT by Dog
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To: blam
Kerry's not a good candidate, but why does anyone think the country would elect Hilary in a switcheroo? She is probably a worse campaigner than Kerry. And in her case the whole country knows her baggage. I think I'd welcome a Hilary candidacy following a democrat convention meltdown.
46 posted on 04/22/2004 5:42:59 PM PDT by Williams
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To: Paul Atreides
KERRY WILL BE DOING THE FLIP-FLOP-FLIP-FLOP-FLIP-FLOP SHORTLY.
47 posted on 04/22/2004 5:43:27 PM PDT by jocko12
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To: Williams
Kerry is the female version of Hillary.
48 posted on 04/22/2004 5:43:59 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: jwalsh07
It would interesting if someone could ballpark calculate how much fuel Kerry and his family's material possessions burn in a year.
49 posted on 04/22/2004 5:44:23 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: adakota
"To lose Kerry now and have H. Clinton step in would not be good."

HC will not step in against this president. His numbers are way too strong and they are WAY to ready for her. In my opinion, she's got evil flowing through her veins, but no one ever said that to be evil is to be stupid - she's not stupid.
50 posted on 04/22/2004 5:44:43 PM PDT by Integrityrocks
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