Skip to comments.Kerry 'Flips Off' Vietnam Vet(He has no shame)
Posted on 05/31/2004 8:09:15 PM PDT by Kaslin
Democratic Senator - and certain presidential nominee - John F. Kerry gave the middle finger to a Vietnam veteran at the Vietnam Memorial Wall on Memorial Day morning, NewsMax.com has learned.
Ted Sampley, a former Green Beret who served two full tours in Vietnam, spotted Kerry and his Secret Service detail at about 9:00 AM Monday morning at the Wall. Sampley walked up to Kerry, extended his hand and said, "Senator, I am Ted Sampley, the head of Vietnam Veterans Against John Kerry, and I am here to escort you away from the Wall because you do not belong here."
At that point a Secret Service officer told Sampley to back away from Kerry. Sampley moved about six feet away and opened his jacket to reveal a HANOI JOHN tee-shirt.
Kerry then began talking to a group of school children. Sampley then showed the tee-shirt to the children and said, "Kerry does not belong at the Wall because he betrayed the brave soldiers who fought in Vietnam."
Just then Kerry - in front of the school children, other visitors and Secret Service agents - brazenly 'flashed the bird' at Sampley and then yelled out to everyone, "Sampley is a felon!"
Kerry was referring to an incident 12 years ago when Sampley confronted Senator John McCain's cheif aide, Mark Salter, in a Senate stairwell after McCain repeatedly offended POW families at a Senate POW hearing. Sampley, whose father-in-law at that time was MIA in Laos, followed Salter into the stairwell and, when they emerged, Salter had a bloody lip and a broken nose.
Sampley's group, Vietnam Veterans Against John Kerry, has garnered huge national attention and been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post and on MSNBC's Scarborough Country. Tens of thousands of Vietnam vets have registered their opposition to Kerry through Sampley's group.
Clearly Sampley has gotten under Kerry's skin once again.
Wow!!! And, gee... the AP didn't report this?
A very ballsy maneuver. LOL
I'm amazed that Sampley didn't have cameras at the ready for that photo op.
Kerry sounds like he's got a lot of class. All of it third.
Mainstream media - not a chance.
I'm going to need a confirmation before I forward this.
It doesn't take much but anyone who ruffles a limo commie lib is a good man!
Hoo Ha! Hoo Ha!
Gee Senator Kerry .. how mature of you
I am sooo glad someone is getting under the Boston bastard's skin. This kind of thing is hard to forget, and it will haunt Kerry for weeks, resulting in some miscues during the campaign.
Why is Carl Limbacher's name spelled with a 'K'?
Ted is correct, a traitorous seditious goon like Kerry does not belong on hallowed ground. But even the Devil visits church, so I suppose ... don'tch just know those Secret Service guys wanted to back away and leave Ol' Feckless to twist in the wind, peeing in his three hundred dollar pants that Mrs. Kerry bought for him, as he wonders if Ted is gonna wipe the ground up with his smarmy botox face.
No disrespect but there is no friggin way Ketchup boy shot anybody the bird, especially not with the possibility of having the wall as a backdrop.
Just hard to accept. I am sure Kerry was pissed but he couldnt have acted out like this[?].
Anyone with a photo?
Hmm ... that's a pretty nice bumper sticker. If I wasn't worried that my brand new sportscar wouldn't be "keyed" for displaying this I'd buy one.
And why is the story in the archives section already?
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