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Daley says Kerry went too far with joke about president's fall
Chicago Sun Times ^ | May 26, 2004 | Fran Spielman

Posted on 05/26/2004 6:18:27 AM PDT by Quilla

Mayor Daley scolded Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry Tuesday for making a wisecrack about the bicycle accident that scraped the face, hands and knees of President Bush.

According to the Drudge Report, Kerry was having a conversation with reporters that he apparently believed was off the record when he reportedly asked, "Did the training wheels fall off?"

Daley, who ripped the skin off his kneecap during a bicycle accident a few years ago, said the joke was disrespectful. "When someone falls . . . you should not wish ill upon anyone. It's not right. . . . You just don't do that. Let's have some respect for one another."

To Daley, Kerry's remark symbolized a hate-filled brand of politics the mayor has long despised.

"The thing I worry about in politics is all of these people hating one another [saying], 'I hate Kerry', 'I hate Bush.' I wish the former presidents -- Carter and Ford and Clinton and Bush -- would all get up and tell people, 'You may support candidates, but don't hate the other candidate.'

"You see too much hate. And I'll tell you one thing -- hate will turn on people. . . . When hate gets in politics, it's a very, very dangerous aspect."


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: daley; georgewbush; johnfnkerry; kerry; petty; pettydems
Kerry's crass and condescending comments are almost as comical as they are telling. Such a spoiled little man....
1 posted on 05/26/2004 6:18:27 AM PDT by Quilla
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To: Quilla

Better yet, Clinton and Carter could take a page from the class acts of Ford and Bush and just remain silent


2 posted on 05/26/2004 6:22:18 AM PDT by fml ( You can twist perception, reality won't budge. -RUSH)
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To: Quilla
"Such a spoiled little man.... "

You're attributing way too much to it.

3 posted on 05/26/2004 6:22:55 AM PDT by knarf (A place where anyone can learn anything ... especially that which promotes clear thinking.)
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To: Quilla
When exactly did Bush, Ford, or Reagan display the venom evident from Carter, Clinton, Gore, and Kerry? I bothers me when people try to claim that Presidents on both sides are equally guilty of hate. Clinton and Carter are far more hateful than Reagan, Ford, or Bush have ever been.
4 posted on 05/26/2004 6:26:22 AM PDT by KJacob (No military in the history of the world has fought so hard and so often for the freedom of others.)
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To: Quilla

Daley is 100% right, glad someone like him has the sense to say it.


5 posted on 05/26/2004 6:27:18 AM PDT by KellyAdmirer
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To: Quilla

The NERVE of this man! He fell off a bike himself and recently!

Guess his training wheels fell off too!

Jerk!


6 posted on 05/26/2004 6:28:35 AM PDT by Sister_T (Democrats AND The Partisan Press are the REAL enemies to freedom in the world!)
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To: Quilla

I am amazed this comment came from a dem


7 posted on 05/26/2004 6:28:37 AM PDT by The Wizard (Democrats: enemies of America)
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To: Quilla
Oh-oh, Kerry has irritated 'Da Mare' - and that's not good.

After all, Daley has the power to make dead people rise and then vote. That power is not to be trifled with.

8 posted on 05/26/2004 6:29:25 AM PDT by Condor51 (Leftists Are Moral and Intellectual Parasites)
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To: Quilla

Has everyone forgotten when John fell off of his sbowboard, and blamed the secret service. Remeber he fell off of his $5000.00 Serotta bicycle ?

Whadda fraud, phony and charlatan.


9 posted on 05/26/2004 6:32:18 AM PDT by abc1
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To: Sister_T

But when Kerry fell, it was the Secret Service guy's fault.


10 posted on 05/26/2004 6:32:30 AM PDT by Ludicrous
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To: Vic3O3; cavtrooper21

Dang! Something I agree with Mayor Daley on! Wonders never cease!

Semper Fi


11 posted on 05/26/2004 6:32:45 AM PDT by dd5339 (Happiness is a full VM-II and a DEAD AND BURIED AWB!)
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To: The Wizard

This is the second time Daley has chastised Kerry...Im trying to remember the first incident.....me thinks Daley does not like Kerry.


12 posted on 05/26/2004 6:32:59 AM PDT by mystery-ak (*They are all Pat Tillman's*........Rush)
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To: Sister_T

$6000 road bikes do not typically come with training wheels.


13 posted on 05/26/2004 6:34:15 AM PDT by tallahasseegreys
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To: tallahasseegreys
$6000 road bikes do not typically come with training wheels.


15 posted on 05/26/2004 6:36:08 AM PDT by Sister_T (Democrats AND The Partisan Press are the REAL enemies to freedom in the world!)
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To: Quilla

My problem with Kerry's comment is that he's stealing a joke which just recently used him as the butt. The picture of a cycling Kerry (remember the banana suit?) had been doctored to show training wheels. This picture was widely circulated on the 'net.

Now, Kerry gets his chance at a quick jab and all he can do is recycle the idea of training wheels? The man is pathetic. If he had come up with the training wheel quip on his own, I might think it was slightly humorous (if painful as a W supporter). Instead, he just proves he's a pretender in all walks of life.


16 posted on 05/26/2004 6:37:37 AM PDT by Mr. Bird (Ain't the beer cold!)
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To: Baynative

Then he can claim that he never threw the bike over the fence, just the pedals or the seat or the charge slip for buying it, not the bike, you didn't see that. Who are you gonna believe, Kerry or your own lying eyes?-


18 posted on 05/26/2004 6:39:24 AM PDT by cajungirl (<i>swing low, sweet limousine, comin' fer to Kerry me hoooommmee</i>)
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To: Quilla
"You see too much hate. And I'll tell you one thing -- hate will turn on people. . . . When hate gets in politics, it's a very, very dangerous aspect."

THE MACHINE HAS SPOKEN!!

19 posted on 05/26/2004 6:39:32 AM PDT by Old Sarge (It's not Bush's fault - It's THE MEDIA'S fault!)
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To: Quilla

You know.... I'm becoming convinced that in many ways Iraq is ahead of us, and where we are going. That country is disfunctional because of the deep hatred between different groups... like kurds and sheites.... I really think that is where we are headed.


20 posted on 05/26/2004 6:40:00 AM PDT by kjam22
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To: Quilla
"The thing I worry about in politics is all of these people hating one another [saying], 'I hate Kerry', 'I hate Bush.'..."

Has anyone (other than perhaps Kerry's ex-wife) ever been heard to say 'I hate Kerry'???

Kerry is too much of a nothing to be hated.

All the real hate goin' on out there is directed against President Bush, not Kerry. Daley is trying for some moral equivalence that ain't there.

21 posted on 05/26/2004 6:40:13 AM PDT by shhrubbery!
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To: The Wizard
I am amazed this comment came from a dem

"Da Mare" is actually a bike guy. He wants to close Lake Shore Drive on Sunday mornings for the bicyclists. I think it's a pre-emptive strike in case he ever falls of his bike.

22 posted on 05/26/2004 6:40:29 AM PDT by NewsJunqui
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To: Quilla

Even the Dems don't like Kerry as a person. Kerry's immature comments made about President Bush show everyone what a small man Kerry really is. He is an embarassment even to the Democrats everytime he opens his mouth. This is why he is the "presumptive presidential nominee" of the Democratic party. They are all hoping and praying someone else will come along that is better for them. How pathetic.


23 posted on 05/26/2004 6:43:19 AM PDT by Ragirl (Vote in '04 ! Those who sit on their hands end up with poop on them.)
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To: Quilla
Not only was it a nasty comment, but stupid ------ but consider the source. Doesn't this man see himself as others see him?

Actually, the more he open his mouth, the more fuel spits out.

24 posted on 05/26/2004 6:48:02 AM PDT by Exit148 (Loose Change Club is adding another weekly $2.88. Total now- $17.32. It adds up!!!)
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To: Quilla
Let's face it folks. Kerry is simply an a$$hole. When he opens his mouth, crap flows forth like diareah.
25 posted on 05/26/2004 6:48:19 AM PDT by scooter2
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To: shhrubbery!
I started reading Bill Sammon's book Misunderestimated last night. He opens with a narrative about a trip President Bush made to Portland, Oregon. Thousands of hate-filled protesters converged on the convention center (Hilton). Sammon's descriptions of the emotion and pure evil of these demonstrators was chilling. And most democrats are stoking this fire of hatred with their partisan rhetoric on a daily basis.
27 posted on 05/26/2004 6:50:46 AM PDT by Quilla (God bless America, President George W. Bush, our brave troops, and Freepers everywhere.)
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To: Quilla
And most democrats are stoking this fire of hatred with their partisan rhetoric on a daily basis.

Yep.... and then screaming about the Bush camp running attack ads on television. Talk about hypocritical!

28 posted on 05/26/2004 6:52:16 AM PDT by kjam22
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To: The Wizard

It is just his eccentricities acting up again. Nothing will stop him from voting for Kerry.


29 posted on 05/26/2004 6:52:20 AM PDT by justshutupandtakeit (America's Enemies: foreign and domestic RATmedia agree Bush must be destroyed.)
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To: KJacob
When exactly did Bush, Ford, or Reagan display the venom evident from Carter, Clinton, Gore, and Kerry?

The only thing that comes to mind is when Bush 41 said something about his dog knowing more about foreign policy than those two bozos (in reference to Clinton and Gore).

But Reagan? Never. And I can't think of anything from Ford either. Bush 43 has been extremely respectful of his opponents - except for a certain Clymer.

30 posted on 05/26/2004 6:57:35 AM PDT by PMCarey
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To: kjam22

All to often I hear news reports that address the abundance of attack ads used in this political season by BOTH parties. I don't see how pointing out Kerry's voting record constitutes an attack ad, yet even Fox News uses "attack" in their descriptions.


31 posted on 05/26/2004 6:58:38 AM PDT by Quilla (God bless America, President George W. Bush, our brave troops, and Freepers everywhere.)
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To: Quilla

Another off the record stupid remark. Tell me this guy can't possibly win in November.


32 posted on 05/26/2004 6:59:23 AM PDT by airstrike
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To: Baynative

He can store them on his brand new aero-plane now. Maybe he can even get his keepers to strong arm some poor sheeple in to doing matching paint jobs for the plane and the sports equipment.


33 posted on 05/26/2004 7:00:02 AM PDT by Jaded
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To: Sister_T
The NERVE of this man! He fell off a bike himself and recently!
Guess his training wheels fell off too!

No...it seems his "butler" has to run alongside when Kerry rides...apparently one of the Secret Service agents crossed the butler and he had to let go...it wasn't Kerry's fault, but the SOB Secret Service agents again!

They are all (R)'s, y'know....Queen Cankle said so!

34 posted on 05/26/2004 7:00:24 AM PDT by Itzlzha (The avalanche has already started...it is too late for the pebbles to vote!)
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To: Baynative

The EIB Photo Montage shows sKerry on his $6000 road bike with the following accessories:

-Gucci wicker bike basket
-DuPont "Purple Heart Purple" paint job
-a set of Pirelli 55/60-8 performance training wheel tires mounted on Lamborghini Cycling wheels
-Lewinski kneepads


35 posted on 05/26/2004 7:08:10 AM PDT by tallahasseegreys
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To: shhrubbery!
Has anyone (other than perhaps Kerry's ex-wife) ever been heard to say 'I hate Kerry'???

Kerry is too much of a nothing to be hated.

I hate nothing....

36 posted on 05/26/2004 7:16:37 AM PDT by freebilly (Vote Kerry-- 1 Billion Muslims Can't Be Wrong....)
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To: Quilla

Mandatatory Anger Management and Sensitivity Training, and perhaps Community Service in the Emergency Room.

That should make Senator Kerry a more caring person.


37 posted on 05/26/2004 7:18:36 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Islam: Nothing BEER couldn't cure.)
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To: shhrubbery!

"All the real hate goin' on out there is directed against President Bush"

You are absolutely correct. Much of Kerry's potential voters are not people who particularly like Kerry, rather they HATE Bush. What a way to pick a candidate. Though for the record, I hate Kerry, not the reason I'm not going to vote for him however.


38 posted on 05/26/2004 7:25:38 AM PDT by Ignatius J Reilly
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To: Quilla
When hate gets in politics, it's a very, very dangerous aspect."

Richard Daley opining on politics - I interpret this as meaning: "Hate is raw emotion which can be difficult to control & manipulate to your political favor - graft & corruption is a much more reliable & precise way to control political outcomes."

39 posted on 05/26/2004 7:30:57 AM PDT by ghost of nixon
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Kerry always goes too far when he talks about W. President Bush took office and before he even spent the night in the White House, his plate was full of garbage that Clinton left for him. This first four years has been nothing but clean up and do what Clinton didn't do for eight years. Bush doesn't blame, and doesn't cast slams. He stepped up to the plate for Americans, and did what he had to in the quest of keeping our country safe. Had he done otherwise, we would be fighting this war in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.


40 posted on 05/26/2004 7:40:28 AM PDT by cousair
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To: Quilla

Even the NY Sun conveniently left out kerry's mean spirited comments about the training wheels falling off President Bush's bike. Printed only that he said, I hope he's okay.


41 posted on 05/26/2004 7:44:17 AM PDT by OldFriend (LOSERS quit when they are tired/WINNERS quit when they have won)
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To: Quilla

Daley wants Hillary in.


42 posted on 05/26/2004 8:58:05 AM PDT by what's up
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To: Quilla
Mayor Daley scolded Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry Tuesday for making a wisecrack about the bicycle accident that scraped the face, hands and knees of President Bush.

Jezzuz, don't these over paid politicos have anything better to do?

43 posted on 05/26/2004 9:41:22 AM PDT by Joe Hadenuf (I failed anger management class, they decided to give me a passing grade anyway)
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To: tallahasseegreys
$6000 road bikes do not typically come with training wheels.

If a bawl baby is buying one, they are standard equipment.

44 posted on 05/26/2004 9:50:44 AM PDT by gemoftheocean (...geez, this all seems so straight forward and logical to me...)
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It's pretty telling that the only politically "prominent figure" who is actually making more than a token effort is blowhard Teddy. Awfully bad when the mere mention of your chief supporter's name causes sane people to break out into laughter and derision.


45 posted on 05/26/2004 9:56:34 AM PDT by gemoftheocean (...geez, this all seems so straight forward and logical to me...)
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To: kjam22
And most democrats are stoking this fire of hatred with their partisan rhetoric on a daily basis. Yep.... and then screaming about the Bush camp running attack ads on television. Talk about hypocritical!

Repeat after me: "Whatever the Democrats accuse you of, that's what they're actually doing."

46 posted on 05/26/2004 10:19:40 AM PDT by talleyman (Never question the patriotism of Democrats - there's none to question.)
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To: Quilla
Speaking of jokes, here's some bipartisan ones from Jay Leno:

I heard today that John Kerry and President Bush may be getting together soon. The bad news, it’s to ride bicycles together.

Actually, Bush’s bike accident was different from John Kerry’s accident: Bush fell when he tried turning too hard to the right; Kerry fell when he kept switching gears.
47 posted on 05/26/2004 12:39:29 PM PDT by \/\/ayne (I regret that I have but one subscription cancellation notice to give to my local newspaper.)
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To: \/\/ayne
Ha!

Actually, I heard today that John Kerry is a pretty funny joke all by itself.

48 posted on 05/26/2004 12:45:11 PM PDT by Quilla (God bless America, President George W. Bush, our brave troops, and Freepers everywhere.)
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To: Quilla

"You see too much hate. And I'll tell you one thing -- hate will turn on people. . . . When hate gets in politics, it's a very, very dangerous aspect."


This is certainly one thing I find very tiresome. "I hate Bush/Hillary/Kerry/Rumsfeld, etc." It's childish to get personal. On the other hand, it is more fun.


49 posted on 05/26/2004 4:42:39 PM PDT by nosofar
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