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NEWSWEEK ELECTION ISSUE: 'How He Did It'
PR Newswire ^ | 11/4/04

Posted on 11/04/2004 8:14:59 PM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection

Edited on 11/04/2004 9:39:43 PM PST by Jim Robinson. [history]

Kerry Laments: 'I Can't Believe I'm Losing to This Idiot'

Carville Leads Clintonistas' Coups, Implores Cahill to Step Aside or He'll 'Tell The Truth' About Campaign Woes On NBC's 'Meet The Press'

Daughter Alexandra Pleads to Kerry After Locking in Nomination: 'Will You Please Appreciate This Moment for 10 Seconds?'


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1 posted on 11/04/2004 8:15:00 PM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

If Newsweek had the balls to report all this before the election, Kerry probably would have lost Mass, and the other 49 states.


2 posted on 11/04/2004 8:18:36 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (At CBS - "We don't just report news - we make it - up.")
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Sen. John Kerry was baffled..."He said with a sigh to one top staffer, 'I can't believe I'm losing to this idiot.'"

What an ass!
3 posted on 11/04/2004 8:20:03 PM PST by July 4th (You need to click "Abstimmen")
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To: July 4th

Newsweek Assistant Managing Editor Evan Thomas in an exclusive report in Newsweek's special election issue. "He said with a sigh to one top staffer, 'I can't believe I'm losing to this idiot.'"

Honestly, I am stunned. I knew Kerry was a phony, but to say that.....it shows his SOUL...and it is black.

Honestly, the jerk in me wants to run this quote as a banner headline in the college paper....people need to know he said this. But, I of course won't do that....would be rather biased. But, my word.


4 posted on 11/04/2004 8:23:17 PM PST by rwfromkansas (BYPASS FORCED WEB REGISTRATION! **** http://www.bugmenot.com ****)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Daughter Vanessa didn't enjoy being a prop, Teresa was complaining of migraines and telling her husband she couldn't walk anymore. The candidate tried to bravely soldier on, pulling his sullen wife and children to show them the magnificent condors flying overhead.

I suspect those were more likely vultures circling.

5 posted on 11/04/2004 8:24:09 PM PST by 6SJ7
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To: rwfromkansas

It looks like there is going to be a ton of good stuff in this article to confirm that Sen. Kerry is the pompous ass that we all know he is.


6 posted on 11/04/2004 8:25:11 PM PST by July 4th (You need to click "Abstimmen")
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

Wow! After reading this, I think it was the forces of "natural selection" that put the President over the top.


7 posted on 11/04/2004 8:25:16 PM PST by Shortwave (Supporting Bush was a duty one owed to the fallen. Now, it is an honor.)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

for all us political junkies this is sweet!! I can't wait to read both parties behind the scenes campaign stories.


8 posted on 11/04/2004 8:25:20 PM PST by Wonderama ("America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy"....John Updike)
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To: rwfromkansas

Kerry Laments: 'I Can't Believe I'm Losing to This Idiot'

This is actually my favorite Kerry quote, if he really thinks Bush is an idiot then what does that make Kerry?


9 posted on 11/04/2004 8:26:45 PM PST by RipSawyer ("Embed" Michael Moore with the 82nd airborne.)
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To: July 4th

He lost as much due to his character as to anything else, and that's why what the Swiftboat vets said mattered.


10 posted on 11/04/2004 8:27:21 PM PST by elhombrelibre (Kerry's message to terrorists: Help is on the way!)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
"Kerry Laments: 'I Can't Believe I'm Losing to This Idiot'"

Let's see, Kerry in the 91st percentile and Bush in the 95th Percentile. The problem is Libs deal in "Touchy-Feely" fuzzy (Godless) Beliefs. Conservatives deal in FACTS.

11 posted on 11/04/2004 8:27:41 PM PST by Henchman (Now let Kerry benefit the country. What is his PLAN?)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Even Kerry's ex-wife, Julia Thorne, was very upset about the ads, she told daughter Vanessa. She could remember how Kerry had suffered in Vietnam; she had seen the scars on his body, heard him cry out at night in his nightmares.

They're FAKE! Kerry is bordering on insanity. Newsweek keeps sucking up the myths of Hanoi John French Kerry. Fortunately the nation needn't worry about him much any longer - his only influence remains what it has been, 1 vote of 100 of 1/2 our congressional bodies.

12 posted on 11/04/2004 8:28:52 PM PST by Steven W.
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To: 6SJ7
I suspect those were more likely vultures circling.

Condors ARE vultures.

13 posted on 11/04/2004 8:29:09 PM PST by Ole Okie
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

14 posted on 11/04/2004 8:29:17 PM PST by SquirrelKing ("I have to march because my mother couldn't have an abortion." - Maxine Waters (D-California)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Kerry Laments: 'I Can't Believe I'm Losing to This Idiot'

Arrogant SOB. It serves him right.

15 posted on 11/04/2004 8:30:29 PM PST by Jorge
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To: July 4th
It makes you wonder, just who is the bigger idiot?
- the alleged idiot, or the incompetent idiot who lost to the alleged idiot.
16 posted on 11/04/2004 8:31:16 PM PST by Sgt_Schultze
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

Hell, I might even buy my first copy of that magazine in 10 years.


17 posted on 11/04/2004 8:31:38 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: RipSawyer

"Who's more foolish.. The fool or the fool who follows him?"


18 posted on 11/04/2004 8:31:57 PM PST by Kornev
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To: Kornev

Obi Wan Kenobe


19 posted on 11/04/2004 8:33:26 PM PST by AJS
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

"What are the talking points?"

Guilty as charged.


20 posted on 11/04/2004 8:35:20 PM PST by Max Combined (There is in human nature generally more of the fool than of the wise.)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
The Left seem to be coalescing around the idea that Bush won by rallying the "Religous Right". Oh, yeah, and it's all about gay-bashing.

It's Florida all over again. Instead of doing some painful soul-searching, they're making up stuff that allows them to feel superior to the losers who reelected the President. Go ahead, guys. If you refuse to face the fundamental fact that your loony far-left wing has too much control, knock yourselves out. It means more wins for us, as you stand there shaking your heads in shock and awe.

21 posted on 11/04/2004 8:37:27 PM PST by Starve The Beast (I used to be disgusted, but now I try to be amused)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

Honestly, i would take this with a grain of salt. I dont know what Evan Thomas's axe to grind is, maybe just because Kerry couldn't win, but this guy is an idiot and i think he is becoming delusional. He takes an obvious anti-Swift Boat Veteran Stance, yet trashes John Kerry. Evan Thomas is about as trustworthy as rense.


22 posted on 11/04/2004 8:38:50 PM PST by chudogg (www.chudogg.blogspot.com)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
"Why the f--- didn't he take it? After what the Bush people did to him...'"

What a potty mouth on Mr Kerry. Parents in the heartland are satisfied with their voting decision.

23 posted on 11/04/2004 8:38:52 PM PST by montag813
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To: Keith in Iowa
Exactly! I wouldn't spend my money on anything by them! If it wasn't worth telling the voters when it mattered, who cares what they are SELLING now.

I also noticed that Eleanor Clift was part of the "project". More reason to avoid it!
24 posted on 11/04/2004 8:39:32 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

Wow, I knew that The Real Kerry would come out in the press someday, but not this soon. The Dems are going to trash their own in a kind of "scorched earth" policy.
This is going to be fun to watch!!!!!!!


25 posted on 11/04/2004 8:41:00 PM PST by NormB (Yes, but watch your cookies!!)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
"If McCain said yes he would expand the role of vice president to include secretary of Defense and the overall control of foreign policy. McCain exclaimed, 'You're out of your mind. I don't even know if it's constitutional, and it certainly wouldn't sell.'" Kerry was thwarted and furious. "Why the f--- didn't he take it? After what the Bush people did to him...'"

Talk about outsourcing.

26 posted on 11/04/2004 8:41:56 PM PST by watchinginawe ("I AM THAT I AM."...God)
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To: Steven W.

27 posted on 11/04/2004 8:45:29 PM PST by kcvl
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To: rwfromkansas

Every liberal that has gone against Bush has underestimated him. It doesn't surprise me that an egotistical liberal would say something like this.


28 posted on 11/04/2004 8:45:32 PM PST by Moconservative
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

'I Refuse to be Categorized'
Teresa Heinz Kerry makes waves on the campaign trail

29 posted on 11/04/2004 8:49:11 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Keith in Iowa
Site Meter Surprise
30 posted on 11/04/2004 8:49:27 PM PST by KMC1
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To: Keith in Iowa
"It's a pack of f---ing lies, what they're saying about me," he fairly shouted over the phone. Kerry blamed his advisers for his predicament. (Cahill and Shrum argued responding to the ads would only dignify them.) He had wanted to fight back; they had counseled caution. Even Kerry's ex-wife, Julia Thorne, was very upset about the ads, she told daughter Vanessa. She could remember how Kerry had suffered in Vietnam; she had seen the scars on his body, heard him cry out at night in his nightmares. She was so agitated about the unfairness of the Swift Boat assault that she told Vanessa she was ready to break her silence, to speak out and personally answer the Swift Boat charges. She changed her mind only when she was reassured that the campaign was about to start fighting back hard.

whats a pack of lies? That Kerry falsely accused soldiers in battle? That he gave the VC the confession of war crimes that men were being tortured to give? That he didn't toss his medals.

Every time I want to give this scumbag some sympathy I realize, even today, he thinks he's the only hero to return from Vietnam. MEDAL OF HONOR WINNERS SAY YOU ARE A TRAITOR!! YOU CALL THESE MEN LIARS!

Kerry has serious mental problems from Vietnam that impairs his judgment. He must have committed atrocities that haunt him to this day, and his guilt weighs on him bad.

31 posted on 11/04/2004 8:49:59 PM PST by normy (Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft.)
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To: SquirrelKing

That is absolutely beautiful, man!


32 posted on 11/04/2004 8:50:11 PM PST by sanchmo
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To: nutmeg

bttt


33 posted on 11/04/2004 8:52:56 PM PST by nutmeg (THANK YOU RED STATES!!! -- Bush/Cheney 2004)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

> Shades of Dukakis.

Yes, Kerry is a pedigree loser like his mentor. Whoever paid him to lose got their money's worth.


34 posted on 11/04/2004 8:54:59 PM PST by EaglesUpForever
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

Looks like they are already turning on him. Since he turned out to be unelectable, it's time to bury him to make way for a new standard bearer.

The problem for the Dems is that the new boss is gonna be the same as the old boss. Poor guys, their idea of progress is to go back to the 70s.


35 posted on 11/04/2004 8:55:40 PM PST by sanchmo
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To: July 4th
And George W. Bush said with a sigh to one of his top staffers . . .

"I can't believe I'm RUNNING against this idiot!"

36 posted on 11/04/2004 8:56:39 PM PST by Alberta's Child (I made enough money to buy Miami -- but I pissed it away on the Alternative Minimum Tax.)
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To: July 4th
Sen. John Kerry was baffled..."He said with a sigh to one top staffer, 'I can't believe I'm losing to this idiot.'"

Kerry suffers from the same problem that many of the liberal elite snobbery do. People like Effing and Al Gore develop an overblown opinion of their abilities to engage in social and intellectual domains. Their intellect is generally on par with that of a typical college graduate (both Gore and Kerry were C students) yet they have convinced themselves that they are intellectually superior humans.

As a result, people like Kerry and Gore often reach erroneous conclusions about complex situations and as a result of their miscalculations make stupid mistakes and missteps.

Their real problem is that they lack that metacognative skills to realize it.

37 posted on 11/04/2004 8:57:12 PM PST by DaBroasta (Liberalism is a severe lack of metacognative ability)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

Thank You God Thank You God Thank You God!

Thank You for not allowing this man to become the leader of the United States of America.


Did the people from Newsweek actually really want this man to be president? This is like Eason Jordan of CNN hiding all of Hussein's "bad guy" image to maintain their contacts.

I think trying to understand the values and morals of America will be a long-shot for any of these people.


38 posted on 11/04/2004 8:57:55 PM PST by eyespysomething (1 day out, and the Dems still don't get it.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

The most disturbing aspect of this article is what it makes abundantly clear . . . for the fourth consecutive presidential election, the Democrat Party ran a candidate who may very well be a certifiable looney-tune.


39 posted on 11/04/2004 8:58:12 PM PST by Alberta's Child (I made enough money to buy Miami -- but I pissed it away on the Alternative Minimum Tax.)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

The swifties nailed you big time skerry. You'll never admit the truth...you sorry SOB. And they're not through with you either.


40 posted on 11/04/2004 8:58:31 PM PST by shield (The Greatest Scientific Discoveries of the Century Reveal God!!!! by Dr. H. Ross, Astrophysicist)
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To: Jorge

Have you been surprised by some of what’s been written about you?
I have always had good press, until more recently, when I remarried and I guess people thought I was fair game. That was the word used.

Why?
Because I married another politician. As a widow, I was untouchable. As the wife of John Heinz, my press was good. But now I don’t pay much attention to it anymore. I don’t take it seriously, you know? I just don’t.

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I’m surprised sometimes that in America, a liberated country, we expect the wife of a president of the United States to be, in essence, modern chattel. It’s not right.

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You are a good friend of former Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill. Have you talked with him since the controversial book about him has come out?
No. But I would like to talk him and say, ‘Did you really mean all the things you said in the book? Of course you did. So what are you going to do about it?’ Paul is a very honest man, and a brilliant man. He is, in the best sense of the word, a CEO: totally practical and non-ideological. He has done amazing things for Alcoa. He is a person of amazing integrity.

Everything that he is is the result of determination, honesty, principle. I am sorry he took the job that he took because I didn’t think that was the kind of work [that he would be best at]. If he had been secretary of Commerce that would have been more up his alley. And I would rather have seen him be a governor. He would have been a great governor, because he really believes in an early childhood and a great education. He really believes in efficiencies. He knows we have a global climate change problem. He would be dogged about finding ways to resolve it. No BS. As an executive he’s brilliant.

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A few years ago I nearly died in a plane crash. Well, the plane didn’t crash but it almost did. It was about seven years ago and I was taking off from Idaho in a Gulfstream. We took off and we were pretty high and two geese came through one of the engines and killed it right away. We were over the trees by then and I felt I could almost touch them. I looked out and I thought okay, and I just said what one says in trouble, ‘into thy hands oh lord, here I go.’ I was able to call one child and I said, ‘look this is what’s happening, we haven’t gone down yet but I just wanted to tell you I love you all and I will call you when I’m down.’ Then the pilots explained what had happened. We had to fly very low all the way along the mountains to Boise. Just the week before a good friend was going to Brussels and they were in a Lear jet. Pffft!

Flying in small planes is unavoidable in a campaign. Given what happened to your first husband and what almost happened to you, aren’t you afraid of what might happen again?
You have to check out the pilots very well, check out the outfit, the maintenance. It was pilot error that killed [Heinz]. As much as is humanly possible, we do what we can do to check these people out or to check certain airports out. But you know what? You can only do what you can do.


41 posted on 11/04/2004 8:58:44 PM PST by kcvl
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To: normy



I am savoring all this dirt. I just love it.
I'll bet the President reads this and laughs his ASS off.

I can hear him now... "Hey honey.. did you see where Kerry said he couldn't believe he was losing this to a fucking idiot?" ahahahahahhahahahahahha AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA

Screw em.


42 posted on 11/04/2004 8:59:36 PM PST by JimB in Venice
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To: Keith in Iowa

This is simply blatant, self-evident liberal media bias. The media suppressed this information, knowing it would damage Kerry's campaign, until the election was over. It's a smoking gun.


43 posted on 11/04/2004 8:59:42 PM PST by IStillBelieve (G.W. Bush '04: Biggest popular vote victory in history!)
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To: July 4th

When I read "I can't believe I'm losing to this idiot", I was reminded of the Saturday Night Live skit with Dukakis and George H.W. Bush at a debate. Bush speaks in a stiff manner, and Dukakis (played by Jon Lovitz) looks at the camera and deadpans "Can you believe I'm losing to this guy?"


44 posted on 11/04/2004 9:00:06 PM PST by Roberts
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
As they reached the climax of the tour, an hourlong "family vacation" hike in the Grand Canyon, the planned happy-family- vacation was disintegrating in plain view. Daughter Vanessa didn't enjoy being a prop, Teresa was complaining of migraines and telling her husband she couldn't walk anymore. The candidate tried to bravely soldier on...

This is so sad.

45 posted on 11/04/2004 9:00:07 PM PST by IonInsights
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To: IStillBelieve

Teresa Heinz Kerry (she started using his last name after he decided to run for president) is certainly complicated. She can be neurotic and a little loopy, a bit of a hypochondriac, say her friends, and she is not always considerate of her staff.

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At times, Teresa's outspokenness has made Kerry squirm. A widely read Washington Post piece in June 2002 pictured Teresa ranting about her pet peeves while Kerry tried, awkwardly and not very effectively, to hush and soothe her. To some, Kerry seemed henpecked, if not emasculated, by his wife's willfulness.

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She can still be indiscreet and moody.

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Now she is bracing herself for GOP smears aimed at her wealth. "If they keep doing this to people, they are not going to get anyone but thugs to run for office," she told NEWSWEEK, her eyes flashing. "And I will say that! I'm not afraid! I'm not afraid."


46 posted on 11/04/2004 9:05:30 PM PST by kcvl
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To: IonInsights
That's the price you pay for being a gigolo...


47 posted on 11/04/2004 9:07:30 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Keith in Iowa

I saw the writers on CSPAN tonight. They were given unfettered access to both campaigns, on the promise that they would not report anything until the election was over. That is why none of this came out before.


48 posted on 11/04/2004 9:10:02 PM PST by Freemyland
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To: Roberts

WASHINGTON — Teresa Heinz Kerry is small and soft-spoken and supportive of her husband as they sit in their Georgetown garden, sipping peach iced tea. She wants to help him. She is ready to campaign for him. But it's clear a presidential campaign is not her first choice of how to spend her time.

"Basically I am a shy person. I like people, but I am very private." Then the proper political spouse kicks in. "But I also am engaged in ideas and trying to solve problems. And this is an arena in which you can do that."

She's talked about her serious work on education, pensions, the arts and the environment. But she's also discussed her prenuptial agreement, her Botox treatments and how she'd "maim" an unfaithful husband. She's said she'd be a "ninny" if she didn't have strong opinions at her age (64, five years older than Kerry).

Heinz Kerry made no secret of her disdain for politics even as she was married to one senator, then another. Her stock response to their presidential ambitions was "over my dead body." But here she is on her patio, calling Kerry "sweetie" and clasping his hand, discussing her philanthropic work and what she'd bring to a Kerry administration.

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She called political campaigns "the graveyard of real ideas and the birthplace of empty promises."

"I don't think politics is worthless," she says, but "the general tone of campaigns has not gotten any better. One can try. John is trying to set a standard."

49 posted on 11/04/2004 9:14:47 PM PST by kcvl
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To: July 4th
RE: Sen. John Kerry was baffled..."He said with a sigh to one top staffer, 'I can't believe I'm losing to this idiot.'"

A question for Senator Kerry: If you loose an election to a man you call an idiot...a man who you said repeatedly can't do more than one thing at once... THEN SIR, WHAT DOES THAT MAKE YOU????"

50 posted on 11/04/2004 9:16:05 PM PST by blue jeans
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