Skip to comments.Daughter: Kerry Showed Love By Saving Hampster (Private Hampster Makes the Wires!)
Posted on 07/30/2004 7:25:22 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
In a prime time address to the Democratic National Convention and millions of Americans at home, Alexandta Kerry stepped to the microphone Thursday night with a mission: Help humanize her father, a man plagued with descriptives such as 'aloof' and 'distant.'
The younger Kerry told how, when they were youngsters, her sister Vanessa has insisted on taking her pet hampster on the family vacation.
While the family was on the dock waiting for a boat to pick them up, the family's golden retriever became tangled in its leash and bumped the hampster cage, knocking it into the water.
As the cage sank beneath the waves, Alexandra continued, her father--the future Democratic nominee for president--'grabbed an oar, fished the cage from the water, hunched over the soggy hampster and began to administer CPR.'
'There were some reports of mouth to mouth, but I admit it's probably a trick of memory', Alexandra said.
He was never quite right after that, but Licorice lived.'
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he probably wanted to save the hamster as a gift to his bud - richard gere!
either that or he wanted it for his NASA debut.
Yeah? And how about the hampster?
I saved a squirrel once, Rocky aspirated his formula and was agonal breathing and I blew into his mouth (not mouth to mouth) and tapped on his chest. I had him since he was two weeks old so I guess I saved him twice.
Why wasn't the hamster up there on stage with Kerry's band of brothers?
I've always wanted to visit New Hampster.
How many families go on vacation 1. By being picked up on a dock; 2. with their pet hampsters and all their other pets?
We pile into the minivan and have our neighbors watch the cats.
.....and, under heavy enemy fire, he turned the boat around and plucked me out.
That little vignette certainly has persuaded me to vote for him.
It was. It just wasn't visible..
Hamster. A Hampster is a graduate of Hampden Sydney College. Of course, he could have given kissy action to a Hampster at a party or something.
"I HAVE A LOT IN COMMON WITH HAMPSTERS! DO YOU KNOW THAT I GAVE ONE CPR ONCE?"
Effin got a splinter from the oar and was awarded his fourth Purple Heart.
Gee, I wonder if life for a hamster begins at conception. He cares more about hamsters than babies.
If Dukakis was Rocky the Flying Squirrel...
...John Kerry is Hamtaro!
Yep, Thurston Howell was getting picked up by his yacht I imagine..
I'm sure Ted Kennedy felt very uncomfortable during the telling of a water rescue story.
And the golden retriever got a Silver Star.
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