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Kerry no-show in intelligence committee (and more - link articles)
WorldNetDaily.Com/by way of IRN News.Com ^ | August 2, 2004 | Richard Stewart

Posted on 10/23/2004 8:11:22 PM PDT by focusandclarity

Missed 38 of 49 public hearings in 8 years

WASHINGTON – Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry missed most of the public hearings of the Senate Intelligence Committee during his eight years on the panel, according to his colleagues.

During his tenure on the committee, which provides oversight of national intelligence agencies, Kerry was absent for 38 of 49 public hearings, according to Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga.

"There's been a total avoidance of discussion of the voting record of John Kerry," said Chambliss last week, following Kerry's acceptance of the Democratic presidential nomination. "But that's not surprising. There's one area that he claims to have a lot of expertise and that's in the area of national security and on the issue of terrorism."

Chambliss said Kerry's vice presidential candidate, John Edwards, is a current member of the committee, "And I'll just tell you that in the last year and a half we haven't seen a whole lot of his running mate. And I would hope that he would agree to release to you the record of his attendance at meetings and hearings of the Senate Intelligence Committee over the last year and a half, or his total service on that committee."

Chambliss also questioned some of the votes Kerry did cast.

"For example, in1993 after the World Trade Center bombing Senator Kerry introduced a number of measures that were to reduce funding for the intelligence community by $7.5 billion, including a bill that he introduced in 1995 that called for the reduction in funding for the intelligence committees and intelligence communities by $300 million a year for five consecutive years," he said.

Chambliss points out those five years led up to Sept. 11. Kerry did not get any co-sponsors on that bill.

"He's been in the Senate for 20 years," said Chambliss. "Nobody has come to the platform to say, 'This is what John Kerry has done in his 20 years in the Senate.' They're not doing that because they can't do that."

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Is it vanity that drives this man Kerry to want to be President and Commander and Chief, because if he squarely looked at his record and his inaccurate statements and preposperous promises to the American people, he'd have to realize he's America's second worst nightmare waiting to happen. (The worst nightmare is Hillary in the White House and Bill taking Kofi's place in the UN!)
1 posted on 10/23/2004 8:11:22 PM PDT by focusandclarity
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To: focusandclarity
Kerry no-show in intelligence

That's more like it.

2 posted on 10/23/2004 8:12:36 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: Paul Atreides

ba da bing. you beat me to it.

3 posted on 10/23/2004 8:13:24 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (do not remove this tag under penalty of law.)
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To: focusandclarity

Preview of Monday's "surprise"?

4 posted on 10/23/2004 8:23:30 PM PDT by golfboy (character is doing what is right, when no one is looking)
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What is Bush's attendance record in the White House?

5 posted on 10/23/2004 8:31:06 PM PDT by freeper101
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To: freeper101

much better then 21%

6 posted on 10/23/2004 8:39:17 PM PDT by God luvs America (Support Our Troops....Don't vote for Kerry!)
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To: focusandclarity

we're doing a smash ad on Edwards...anyone got a good link to HIS record?

8 posted on 10/23/2004 11:44:49 PM PDT by montag813
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