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Kerry says his daughter Vanessa has won a Fulbright scholarship
Associated Press ^ | AP staff

Posted on 08/15/2004 12:19:04 PM PDT by freespirited

Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry said Saturday that his daughter Vanessa has won a Fulbright scholarship to study medicine in London. Vanessa Kerry is a 27-year-old Harvard medical student who frequently travels with her father's campaign. According to the Fulbright Web site, about 1,000 U.S. students are awarded the federally funded fellowships each year of about 4,500 who apply. Kerry told reporters traveling with him to a long weekend vacation in Idaho that Vanessa recently found out she was one of this year's winners.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: fulbright; johnkerry; kerry; outoftouch; scholarship; vanessakerry
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1 posted on 08/15/2004 12:19:04 PM PDT by freespirited
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To: freespirited

I'm sure some kid who needed that scholarship is happy to see the daughter of a billionaire get it.


2 posted on 08/15/2004 12:19:48 PM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: freespirited

How dare Kerry even APPLY for a scholarship!!!


3 posted on 08/15/2004 12:21:05 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Don't blame me. I voted for Sharpton.)
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To: freespirited
She is the Awkward Blonde One right?
4 posted on 08/15/2004 12:21:39 PM PDT by cmsgop ( Bong Hits, Fraggle Rock Reruns and DU is no way to go through Life...........)
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To: freespirited

Great! Shes probably to dumb to do an absentee ballot.


5 posted on 08/15/2004 12:22:19 PM PDT by nkycincinnatikid
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To: NativeNewYorker

That's unbelievable. THEY ARE BILLIONAIRES.


6 posted on 08/15/2004 12:23:00 PM PDT by Hildy (John Edwards is to Dick Cheney what Potsie was to the Fonz.)
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To: freespirited

I wish her well. I hope she does well in her studies.


7 posted on 08/15/2004 12:23:48 PM PDT by sauropod (Hitlary: "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.")
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To: freespirited; StriperSniper; Mo1; Howlin; Peach; BeforeISleep; kimmie7; 4integrity; ...

This has GOT to be a joke right?????


8 posted on 08/15/2004 12:23:51 PM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: cmsgop

Yes, the horsefaced jfk lookalike.


9 posted on 08/15/2004 12:23:53 PM PDT by dc-zoo
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To: freespirited

Are they sure it isn't a Halfbright scholarship?


10 posted on 08/15/2004 12:24:14 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY ((((Wake Up, America!))))
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Don't know that I'd have applied if I were the daughter of a billionaire, but I'm glad that the Fulbright Scholarship is completely merit based as opposed to the usual needs-based philosophy.


11 posted on 08/15/2004 12:25:53 PM PDT by NittanyLion
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To: All

Let's see if Kerry's inept advisors tell him the proper thing to do here...


Turn it down and let it go to someone who needs it!


12 posted on 08/15/2004 12:26:24 PM PDT by coconutt2000
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To: freespirited

I'm sure Lurch is resting easier now that he no longer has to bear the extra financial strain of having a daughter in medical school overseas...


13 posted on 08/15/2004 12:26:31 PM PDT by Welsh Rabbit
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To: cmsgop

I think she's the one whose boobs we HAVEN'T seen. Yet.

}:-)4


14 posted on 08/15/2004 12:27:38 PM PDT by Moose4 (I've got two Viking Kittens locked and loaded, and I'm not afraid to use 'em. Back off!)
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To: freespirited

There must be a deserving minority student she could let have in her place.


15 posted on 08/15/2004 12:29:21 PM PDT by Semper Paratus
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To: cmsgop
She is the Awkward Blonde One right?

She not awkward. She seems very pleased with herself. I call her "nose". She has a honker I've seen on few women.

16 posted on 08/15/2004 12:30:23 PM PDT by dennisw (Once is Happenstance. Twice is Coincidence. The third time is Enemy action. - Ian Fleming)
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To: freespirited

That is ridiculous. Why would she accept the scholarship when her parent (s) are able to buy the school?


17 posted on 08/15/2004 12:31:56 PM PDT by altura (.)
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To: freespirited
The Fulbright scholarship is a merit-based international academic exchange program.
Since its creation in 1946, 255,000 individuals have participated in the Fulbright program, with 96,400 from the United States and 158,600 from other countries. The Fulbright program operates bilaterally with 151 countries around the world.

18 posted on 08/15/2004 12:32:28 PM PDT by visualops (We're sorry, all taglines are currently busy. Please hang up and try again later.)
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To: freespirited

Is this based on financial need?


19 posted on 08/15/2004 12:32:44 PM PDT by austingirl
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To: freespirited
Who care !

Besides the left owns academia and Fullbright is no longer a good school; unless you are a leftist enamored with Kerry. I doubt that she "won" anything. It's just the left paying homage to an EXTREMELY WEALTHY DEMONCRAT. On that note doesn't Kerry feel bad that others who lack their EXTREME WEALTH aren't getting that FREE education? Or is it the situation of the greedy liberal again?
20 posted on 08/15/2004 12:33:14 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: sauropod

She won't even show up. She'll hit that Peter Principle like a freight train, outside her safety zone of lackies and toadies.


21 posted on 08/15/2004 12:34:29 PM PDT by blackdog (Hell is an endless hayfield needing to be raked, baled, and put up.)
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To: freespirited
about 1,000 U.S. students are awarded the federally funded fellowships each year of about 4,500 who apply

A billionaires daughter really needs this doesn't she. These people are nut jobs. Do I have to pay for this?

22 posted on 08/15/2004 12:34:58 PM PDT by Selene
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To: NittanyLion

Merit based? Surely, you jest?

This young woman has taken a year off from Harvard med to campaign w/her father. Now she's taking a Fulbright to study in London. Given their terrible health care system, can't say it'll teach her anything. But then, she's a lib -- she knows everything already.


23 posted on 08/15/2004 12:35:38 PM PDT by Endeavor
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To: NittanyLion

The Fulbright Scholarship is more of an exchange program than scholarship program

For instance, she will go to the school over there, and a student from over there will come over here, in her place.

They exchange living accomodations, etc.


24 posted on 08/15/2004 12:36:39 PM PDT by Guillermo (It's the 99% of Mohammedans that make the other 1% look bad.)
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To: austingirl

http://www.cies.org/about_fulb.htm


25 posted on 08/15/2004 12:36:52 PM PDT by cyborg
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To: altura
Why would she accept the scholarship when her parent (s) are able to buy the school?

Being a Fullbright Scholar opens many doors, regardless of the money.

Assuming there was nothing political about her selection, I don't have a problem with her taking the scholarship. She ought not have to decline because her parents are wealthy. I don't think the scholarship is need-based.
26 posted on 08/15/2004 12:37:37 PM PDT by conservative in nyc
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To: cmsgop

She is the Awkward Blonde One right?

**
Her features remind me of the Statue of Liberty.


27 posted on 08/15/2004 12:38:07 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Never again trust Democrats with national security!)
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To: OXENinFLA

won or is it a case of Tay-Raze-ZUH Evita Kerry buying it?


28 posted on 08/15/2004 12:38:21 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: freespirited
Wow, that is freakin' fantastic. For a poor girl like Vanessa, I mean, her dad and his wife are worth a mere $1 Billion, it must come as a relief to know she won't have to dig into their little nest egg in order to go to school. How wonderful for her.
29 posted on 08/15/2004 12:38:59 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I'm so glad to no longer be associated with the Party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: freespirited
Isn't this special? I can understand being proud if she was accepted but that she won a federal funded scholarship?
30 posted on 08/15/2004 12:39:02 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: freespirited
It 'ain't me.
it 'ain't me
I ain't no Senator's son (or daughter)

It 'ain't me, It ain't me
I ain't no fortunate one

Kind-of makes me think on how friends of Democrat politicians get certain "perks". I wonder if she'll record some photo-ops for future reference.

31 posted on 08/15/2004 12:40:20 PM PDT by meyer
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To: freespirited

Surely she will turn is down, after all don't they want to pay their fair share? [ / sarcasm ]


32 posted on 08/15/2004 12:41:09 PM PDT by paws_and_whiskers
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To: freespirited

This is totally outrageous and should shock every Democrat in the nation. A billionairess gets a federally funded scholarship.... Why isn't Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton speaking out against this outrage.


33 posted on 08/15/2004 12:41:42 PM PDT by tomnbeverly (Do not let the UN make decisions for the protection of the United States... VOTE for George W. Bush)
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Ah yes...but the children of billionaires need your tax dollars too. Really warms your heart when your own kids have to work their way through a state college, doesn't it? Yes, that's Lil' Johnny Edwards's two Americas alright: The conservative one who believes in working for everything they get, and the liberal one who believes in taking everything they can from the worker bees.


34 posted on 08/15/2004 12:42:24 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: freespirited

I heard this news on my clock radio as I awoke this morning.

My fist thought was. Why would the step daughter of a billionaire even apply for this? Why not permit a more needy candidate to have the chance at this Scholarship?

Greed, selfishness, arrogance,etc. ????


35 posted on 08/15/2004 12:42:42 PM PDT by JulieRNR21 (One good term deserves another! Take W-04....Across America!)
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One less scholarship for an American who can't afford higher education.

A big thank you to the daughter of a man who married a multi-millionaire and then a billionaire.

What's the matter, John could not come up with tuition. Maybe he should of sold that mountain bike to cover the books.


36 posted on 08/15/2004 12:42:44 PM PDT by BlackRain
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To: Bigg Red

Give it a rest, she's a beautiful girl.


37 posted on 08/15/2004 12:42:44 PM PDT by Hildy (John Edwards is to Dick Cheney what Potsie was to the Fonz.)
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To: freespirited

I heard this news on my clock radio as I awoke this morning.

My fist thought was. Why would the step daughter of a billionaire even apply for this? Why not permit a more needy candidate to have the chance at this Scholarship?

Greed, selfishness, arrogance,etc. ????


38 posted on 08/15/2004 12:43:00 PM PDT by JulieRNR21 (One good term deserves another! Take W-04....Across America!)
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To: meyer

Do you know if they release lists of all that apply and the ones accepted?


39 posted on 08/15/2004 12:43:10 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: freespirited

And she is in need of a scholarship?


40 posted on 08/15/2004 12:43:18 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: freespirited

Also, if we should enter a horrid nightmare where Kerry is elected President, can you imagine the expense of Secret Service to protect her overseas and the inconvenience to everyone else?


41 posted on 08/15/2004 12:43:39 PM PDT by Hildy (John Edwards is to Dick Cheney what Potsie was to the Fonz.)
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To: kittymyrib

Is she requesting for a Purple Heart too? Just like good ol' dad.


42 posted on 08/15/2004 12:44:32 PM PDT by tmp02
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To: freespirited
Kerry says his daughter Vanessa has won a Fulbright scholarship

And, a Heinz-Kerry is applying for a scholorship exactly why??

What about the "less fortunate people"?

43 posted on 08/15/2004 12:44:50 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: freespirited

Could you imagine what the Press would do to GW if one of the Bush Girls accepted a Federally funded scholarship? Shouldn't relatives of members of Congress be disqualified because of the appearance of impropriety? My God, if you work for a newspaper you can't even enter any contests they sponsor. OY.


44 posted on 08/15/2004 12:45:15 PM PDT by Hildy (John Edwards is to Dick Cheney what Potsie was to the Fonz.)
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To: Endeavor
Given their terrible health care system, can't say it'll teach her anything.

She is in dental school?

45 posted on 08/15/2004 12:45:47 PM PDT by DaveMSmith (John is a fighter. He earned his medals the old-fashioned way - THK)
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To: freespirited

I think it's for the prestige more than the savings. Didn't Clinton win one of these? It's like an extra plum on a political resume, opens a few more doors in the Demo world.


46 posted on 08/15/2004 12:46:13 PM PDT by tertiary01 (Kerry won't resign from the Senate because he KNOWS he will need SOME job in November!)
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To: conservative in nyc

She shouldn't disqualify herself because her parents her wealthy, she should disqualify herself because her Father is a US SENATOR.


47 posted on 08/15/2004 12:46:28 PM PDT by Hildy (John Edwards is to Dick Cheney what Potsie was to the Fonz.)
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To: tertiary01

Clinton was a Rhodes Schol.


48 posted on 08/15/2004 12:47:20 PM PDT by cyborg
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To: Moose4
I think she's the one whose boobs we HAVEN'T seen. Yet

I can't believe you have never seen John and Teresa?

49 posted on 08/15/2004 12:51:51 PM PDT by hflynn
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To: cmsgop

Right, The one who always tells lies about Bush. She may well be the designated family lier.


50 posted on 08/15/2004 12:52:25 PM PDT by ampat
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