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Defeated Kerry sits in cold
news.com.au ^ | 21 January 2005 | Thomas Ferraro

Posted on 01/20/2005 4:09:28 PM PST by Aussie Dasher

US Democratic Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts, who had hoped to replace George W. Bush as president yesterday, instead sat in the cold and clapped as the Republican began a second four-year term.

Iowa Democratic Senator Tom Harkin patted Senator Kerry on the back shortly before the inauguration Senator Kerry had hoped would be his.

As Mr Bush delivered his inaugural address, Senator Kerry, about 10m away on the steps of the US Capitol, joined other lawmakers and the crowd in repeated applause.

Senator Kerry looked relaxed, at times wistful. He frequently smiled, able to hide any disappointment over what might have been.

Mr Bush was re-elected, capturing 51 per cent of the vote last November, while fellow Republicans expanded their majorities in both chambers of the US Congress.

In a statement released by his office, Senator Kerry, who has not ruled out another run for the White House, hailed American democracy and expressed hope he would be find common ground with the President he bitterly campaigned against.

"When we look around the world and see the increasing violence as Iraq's election draws near or see the fragility of democracy in Ukraine's elections, we are reminded what a powerful example our political system sets for the world," Senator Kerry said.

"We have strong differences," Senator Kerry said, yet "our system endures because we Americans expect nothing less."

"There has been a lot of talk over the last four years about uniting Americans.

"I hope now there will be a real effort to make true bipartisanship a priority.

"I'll be ready to reach across the aisle anytime we can work in good faith to make our country stronger."

Senator Kerry spent much of Mr Bush's big day out of the limelight.

Yet when he first stepped out of the US Capitol to attend the inauguration ceremony, his smiling face was shown to the crowd on a big outdoor television screen.

A smattering of cheers from the predominantly Republican gathering was quickly drowned out by loud groans and a few jeers. One man shouted, "Loser."


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Kerry sits in the cold...and it ain't gettin' any warmer for him!
1 posted on 01/20/2005 4:09:29 PM PST by Aussie Dasher
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To: Aussie Dasher

Gloat.
Gloat.
Gloat.
Feels good, doesn't it?


2 posted on 01/20/2005 4:11:16 PM PST by MaryFromMichigan (We childproofed our home, but they are still getting in)
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To: Aussie Dasher; TheBigB; Tijeras_Slim
A smattering of cheers from the predominantly Republican gathering was quickly drowned out by loud groans and a few jeers. One man shouted, "Loser."

I have an alibi.

3 posted on 01/20/2005 4:12:05 PM PST by martin_fierro (Holder of an M.A. Degree in The Obvious)
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To: Aussie Dasher

4 posted on 01/20/2005 4:12:20 PM PST by EternalVigilance (The Mullahs of the American Left want you to wear a burkha over your brain...)
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To: martin_fierro

The man actually shouted "Great Closer", but was misheard.


5 posted on 01/20/2005 4:12:59 PM PST by flashbunny (Every thought that enters my head requires its own vanity thread.)
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To: MaryFromMichigan

Feels good? Couldn't feel much better!!!


6 posted on 01/20/2005 4:13:05 PM PST by Aussie Dasher (Stop Hillary - PEGGY NOONAN '08)
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To: Aussie Dasher

7 posted on 01/20/2005 4:13:19 PM PST by EternalVigilance (The Mullahs of the American Left want you to wear a burkha over your brain...)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Win or lose, he knew he'd never have to wear that gauche bourgeois barn coat again.


8 posted on 01/20/2005 4:13:22 PM PST by mrsmith
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To: Aussie Dasher

Where was Theresa?


9 posted on 01/20/2005 4:14:09 PM PST by BloomNTn
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To: EternalVigilance

Who is the dopey lookin' guy with the long face up the back?


10 posted on 01/20/2005 4:14:15 PM PST by Aussie Dasher (Stop Hillary - PEGGY NOONAN '08)
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To: Aussie Dasher
One man shouted, "Loser."

Gotta love Dick Cheney.

11 posted on 01/20/2005 4:14:35 PM PST by PRND21
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To: MaryFromMichigan

I have been praising and thanking God all day long that Botox Boy did not get sworn in today.

Sitting out in the cold is where he belongs. And in the spirit of bipartisanship, he voted against Dr. Rice, along with Barbara "Orangutan Girl" Boxer?

The whitest man in the goverment turns thumbs down on a successful Black woman who can speak way more languages than he can -- and I bet she can say "Loser" in every one.

For God's sake, John, siddown.


12 posted on 01/20/2005 4:14:38 PM PST by KateatRFM
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To: EternalVigilance

I never could see very good. Who was the man in the hat sitting in front of lose....er kerry?


13 posted on 01/20/2005 4:15:04 PM PST by CAluvdubya (From the RED part of California)
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To: EternalVigilance

I love it! He's sitting behind a guy wearing a cowboy hat :-)


14 posted on 01/20/2005 4:15:39 PM PST by noexcuses
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To: Aussie Dasher
I'll be ready to reach across the aisle anytime we can work in good faith to make our country stronger." - except of course when your Sec of State Designate comes up for a vote, then I am voting against the nomination in a show of sour grapes
15 posted on 01/20/2005 4:15:54 PM PST by SF Republican
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To: BloomNTn

Hey, where's TEDDY????


16 posted on 01/20/2005 4:15:54 PM PST by Aussie Dasher (Stop Hillary - PEGGY NOONAN '08)
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To: Aussie Dasher

17 posted on 01/20/2005 4:15:56 PM PST by maggief
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To: EternalVigilance

Pardon the dumb question...is that bullet-proof glass around him? It must be. Good move.

There are some real looneys out there.


18 posted on 01/20/2005 4:16:14 PM PST by SerpentDove
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To: MeekOneGOP; dansangel; sweetliberty; Mo1
A smattering of cheers from the predominantly Republican gathering was quickly drowned out by loud groans and a few jeers. One man shouted, "Loser."

Hah!

19 posted on 01/20/2005 4:17:46 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: Aussie Dasher

I hope the it was 10,000 times colder then the ice cold knife he stabbed our vets with, traitorous scumbag!


20 posted on 01/20/2005 4:18:08 PM PST by Bommer
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To: Aussie Dasher
"We have strong differences," Senator Kerry said, yet "our system endures because we Americans expect nothing less."

What a disturbing statement, was he expecting bloodshed like some banana republic when they change power ?
21 posted on 01/20/2005 4:18:15 PM PST by John Lenin
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To: maggiefluffs

Oh please tell me that phoney Kerry salute is photoshopped!!


22 posted on 01/20/2005 4:18:27 PM PST by noexcuses
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To: EternalVigilance


These appeasers haven't changed one bit.
23 posted on 01/20/2005 4:18:37 PM PST by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans.)
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To: Aussie Dasher
Who is the dopey lookin' guy with the long face up the back?

John 'Shouldabeenacontendah' Kerry.

24 posted on 01/20/2005 4:19:26 PM PST by EternalVigilance (The Mullahs of the American Left want you to wear a burkha over your brain...)
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To: Aussie Dasher
"Do you want to hear about my PLAN?" ...
25 posted on 01/20/2005 4:19:26 PM PST by maggief
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To: CAluvdubya

I asked the same thing earlier today. Its the senator from Montana, Max Baucus?


26 posted on 01/20/2005 4:19:45 PM PST by winodog (I am gonna stop calling them liberals. They are humanists. Liberal is actually a good word)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Sitting in the cold. Being married to Miss Frigid, I suspect he's used to it.


27 posted on 01/20/2005 4:19:59 PM PST by YourAdHere (My Brady Bunch book is now available!)
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To: SF Republican

"I'll be ready to reach across the aisle anytime we can work in good faith to make our country stronger."

This made me nearly spit Miller Lite all over my keyboard! (I'm home from work, watching inaug. coverage and toasting W with a frosty one!)


29 posted on 01/20/2005 4:20:56 PM PST by Theresawithanh (2005! My resolution: FReep even MORE this year!!!)
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To: noexcuses

I'd like to ... but here's the link:

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/050120/ids_photos_ts/r2538331777.jpg


30 posted on 01/20/2005 4:21:19 PM PST by maggief
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To: Theresawithanh

Have one for me!


31 posted on 01/20/2005 4:21:51 PM PST by Aussie Dasher (Stop Hillary - PEGGY NOONAN '08)
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To: SF Republican

" I'll be ready to reach across the aisle anytime we can work in good faith to make our country stronger." - except of course when your Sec of State Designate comes up for a vote, then I am voting against the nomination in a show of sour grapes"

Ain't that the truth. Loser.


32 posted on 01/20/2005 4:22:29 PM PST by Annie03
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To: maggiefluffs

Don't you love the look on Lieberman's face?

He doesn't seem too upset!!!


33 posted on 01/20/2005 4:22:41 PM PST by Aussie Dasher (Stop Hillary - PEGGY NOONAN '08)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Absotutely!


34 posted on 01/20/2005 4:22:44 PM PST by Theresawithanh (2005! My resolution: FReep even MORE this year!!!)
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To: winodog

Too bad Baucus couldn't find a bigger hat.


35 posted on 01/20/2005 4:22:57 PM PST by digger48
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To: EternalVigilance

This is the best picture I've seen in years. Thank you for posting!


36 posted on 01/20/2005 4:23:00 PM PST by YourAdHere (My Brady Bunch book is now available!)
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To: maggiefluffs

"I'm John Kerry and I wish I had never done this"

37 posted on 01/20/2005 4:23:33 PM PST by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: maggiefluffs

""Do you want to hear about my PLAN?" "

You meant his SECRET plan, right? LOLOL


38 posted on 01/20/2005 4:24:01 PM PST by Annie03
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To: PRND21
One man shouted, "Loser."

Gotta love Dick Cheney.

If it was Dick it would have been "F_in Loser"

39 posted on 01/20/2005 4:24:33 PM PST by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans.)
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To: Aussie Dasher
Not one word about Kerry being a Vietnam Veteran?

Now THAT'S cold.

40 posted on 01/20/2005 4:24:54 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all)
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To: winodog
Off topic, but funny

At Save-On today. One of those Rag mags, The Globe, had a horrid picture of WJClintoon. Large headline: Bill Clinton Dying!! What secret illness his he hiding?

BWAHAHAHAHAHA!

41 posted on 01/20/2005 4:25:05 PM PST by CAluvdubya (From the RED part of California)
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To: TC Rider

42 posted on 01/20/2005 4:25:11 PM PST by maggief
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To: Aussie Dasher

"I BELIEVE"-DU


43 posted on 01/20/2005 4:25:14 PM PST by MisterRepublican ("I must go. I must be elusive.")
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To: Aussie Dasher
Kerry sat in the cold? As opposed to everyone else who basked in warm sunshine? HUH? Bless his heart? No, I don't think he has one come to think of it. I missed his little woman. She must have been sitting in the warm section.
44 posted on 01/20/2005 4:25:34 PM PST by ladyinred (Congratulations to President Bush and VP Cheney!!)
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To: Aussie Dasher
One man shouted, "Loser."

How does that song go?

"Every party loves a loser thats why we invited you......."

45 posted on 01/20/2005 4:25:37 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Michigan's last great flock of penguins left for the west coast in 1823 never to be heard from again)
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To: Annie03

"You meant his SECRET plan, right? LOLOL"

During the hearings did you hear him tell Condi that he had a PLAN?

LMAO


46 posted on 01/20/2005 4:27:03 PM PST by maggief
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To: maggiefluffs

Senator Kerry (D-France) salutes protester burning American flag.
47 posted on 01/20/2005 4:27:10 PM PST by Roscoe Karns
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To: ladyinred

Where Ta-ray-za is, it's always warm. It's the gin.


48 posted on 01/20/2005 4:27:34 PM PST by AQGeiger (RKBA Royal Enumerator of the Leguminous Stockpile, Wielder of the Enchanted Endoscope of Justice.)
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To: Aussie Dasher
Senator Kerry, who has not ruled out another run for the White House, hailed American democracy and expressed hope he would be find common ground with the President he bitterly campaigned against.

Voting against Condi Rice was a great way to start that off, John.

49 posted on 01/20/2005 4:27:35 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: Roscoe Karns
No, Mr. Kerry, you don't get to speak." ....
50 posted on 01/20/2005 4:29:18 PM PST by maggief
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