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Kerry should bow out gracefully
Indiana Statesman ^ | 1/27/06

Posted on 01/26/2006 10:12:44 PM PST by LdSentinal

There aren't many issues the entire Statesman staff agrees on. As we were putting this issue together, CNN gave us news of something that would unite all of us.

John Kerry is trying to block the nomination of Samuel Alito.

In our staff meeting, Democrats, Republicans and independents unite to speak with one voice.

John Kerry should sit down and shut up.

We at the Statesman feel he served his role, making a great run at the White House in 2004. He fell short, despite what all exit polling said, and we expected him to fade into the background.

Instead, he seems intent on positioning himself as the Democratic candidate for 2008. We feel that his efforts at a filibuster are just another way he is desperately trying to hold on to the spotlight.

If that's not enough evidence for you, check out the billboard on Third Street carrying a message from the Friends of John Kerry.

Andy Warhol famously said, "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for fifteen minutes."

Assuming that the future is now, we at the Statesman would like to publicly inform Kerry that his fifteen minutes are up.

He should gracefully step aside and allow the party to choose a new face, preferably one that hasn't already lost a major election.

If Kerry continues to try to stay in the forefront of the minds of the American people, he endangers the future of his party.

The Republicans have shown that they can effectively campaign against him, portraying him as a flip-flopper. It seems foolish to think that the result of another Kerry campaign will be any different.

If Kerry chooses to run again, watching him be defeated in the same manner would make him seem, at best, pathetic.

Unless, of course, his current actions already make him seem that way


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: 109th; alito; democrat; enoughalready; filibuster; hochikerry; johnfkerrysucks; kerry; kerry2008; senator; swiftboats; traitor

1 posted on 01/26/2006 10:12:46 PM PST by LdSentinal
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To: LdSentinal
Funny how the headline differs from the text.

Headline: "Kerry should bow out gracefully"

Text: "John Kerry should sit down and shut up."

LOLOL!!!

2 posted on 01/26/2006 10:15:39 PM PST by paulat
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To: LdSentinal
Hi All-

Schadenfreude, oh Schadenfreude!

~ Blue Jays ~

3 posted on 01/26/2006 10:15:40 PM PST by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: LdSentinal
If Kerry chooses to run again, watching him be defeated in the same manner would make him seem, at best, pathetic. Unless, of course, his current actions already make him seem that way.

That will leave a mark.

4 posted on 01/26/2006 10:18:22 PM PST by Chuck54 (Alito Battle - Liberals expected Armageddon & got Dunkirk. (C. Krauthammer)
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To: LdSentinal
"Statesman" and "Kerry" should NEVER be used in the same sentence.
5 posted on 01/26/2006 10:18:52 PM PST by msnimje (http://www.ajc.com/opinion/content/shared-blogs/ajc/luckovich/index.html . FREEP THIS HOURLY!)
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To: LdSentinal

Bad title. Hanoi John Kerry doesn't do anything gracefully.


6 posted on 01/26/2006 10:20:00 PM PST by zot (GWB -- four more years!)
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To: LdSentinal
"... making a great run at the White House in 2004. He fell short, despite what all exit polling said ..."

Did I miss something? Perhaps the exit polling had Kerry 'falling shorter'? I don't recall him ahead in any exit polls (that mattered.) Maybe the one at his household? The revisionist media is right here before our eyes, in plain sight, folks.

7 posted on 01/26/2006 10:21:35 PM PST by hollywood (Stay on topic, please.)
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To: LdSentinal

Old phony soldiers never die-they just keep running and running and running...


8 posted on 01/26/2006 10:25:56 PM PST by WestVirginiaRebel (The Democratic Party-Jackass symbol, jackass leaders, jackass supporters.)
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To: LdSentinal
Maybe the Statesmen could chip in for an open air convertible ride in Dallas!

I hear its a real popular past time for mASSachusets rulling elites!


Kill A Commie For Mommie
Seven Dead Monkeys Page O Tunes

9 posted on 01/26/2006 10:26:58 PM PST by rawcatslyentist ("If you're talking to AQ, we want to know why!" Yogi Berra couldn't have said it any plainer!)
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To: hollywood

IIRC, he was ahead in some of the early exit polls, particularly east of the Mississippi. Some in the Bush camp thought the election was lost, but it turned out that the sampling was badly flawed...


10 posted on 01/26/2006 10:29:29 PM PST by awelliott
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To: LdSentinal

No, Kerry shouldn't bow out. He, Edwards, Gephart, whats-his-face in one of the Dakotas, McCain...they should all stay front and center in the Democrat party.


11 posted on 01/26/2006 10:30:57 PM PST by CWOJackson
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To: LdSentinal

Wow! Kerry gets smacked. Gracefully - now there's a word you don't often hear in connection with Kerry.


12 posted on 01/26/2006 10:31:39 PM PST by Rocky (Air America: Robbing the poor to feed the Left)
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To: LdSentinal

"Assuming that the future is now, we at the Statesman would like to publicly inform Kerry that his fifteen minutes are up."

LOL! The future IS now and, pace Gil Scott Heron, the revolution WILL be televised!


13 posted on 01/26/2006 10:37:31 PM PST by jocon307 (The Silent Majority - silent no longer)
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To: LdSentinal

Hell no. I want to see Kerry, Hillary, and Gore attack each other.


14 posted on 01/26/2006 11:25:51 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: LdSentinal

Hell no. I want to see Kerry, Hillary, and Gore attack each other.


15 posted on 01/26/2006 11:25:51 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

If Kerry runs again, I want to see the Swift Boat Vets bury him alive just like they did in 04.


16 posted on 01/26/2006 11:43:57 PM PST by Emmet Fitzhume ("Without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure." President Reagan)
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To: Paleo Conservative

And Howard Dean enter the Democratic primaries and emerge as the winner!


17 posted on 01/26/2006 11:47:13 PM PST by WestVirginiaRebel (The Democratic Party-Jackass symbol, jackass leaders, jackass supporters.)
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To: Emmet Fitzhume
>If Kerry runs again, I want to see the Swift Boat Vets bury him alive just like they did in 04.

If Kerry runs again, the Dems would be Swiftboating him in the primaries. That would be fun to watch!

18 posted on 01/27/2006 12:07:58 AM PST by HarmlessLovableFuzzball
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To: LdSentinal

"...we expected him to fade into the background."

What planet are these people from?

The Democratic Party is the only place where your stature goes up the more you fail (i.e. Clinton, Carter, Howard Dean, Gore, etc etc etc).

The only exception to this that I can think of is Puff Daschle - I think he got it.


19 posted on 01/27/2006 12:21:49 AM PST by American in Singapore (Liberals: They even lie in their diaries)
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To: LdSentinal
"He [Kerry] fell short, despite what all exit polling said..."

So, in 2000 the Supreme Court provided the fix, otherwise Gore was the winner. In 2004, I guess they're saying here it was Dibold (sp.) with their rigged electronic voting machines that provided the fix - and that exit polling should be used to determine the president (if it favors Democrats).

So what next, in 2008 do we allow the Dems to pick the first Zogby poll that shows Hillary up by 3 points (just after the convention), and suspend all further campaigning and the vote itself, just to hand the crown to Hillary...

GROW UP DEMS - you lost twice. And there's a good chance you're going to lose again in 2008. You had your chance, and you failed in virtually every way possible - and there are still enough AMERICANS who do not want to see this country turn into a giant Amsterdam.
20 posted on 01/27/2006 1:15:03 AM PST by MediaAnalyst
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To: LdSentinal
"I was against the Alito nomination before I was for it." Is that what he's gonna inform voters in 2008? Get real!

(Denny Crane: "I Don't Want To Socialize With A Pinko Liberal Democrat Commie. Say What You Like About Republicans. We Stick To Our Convictions. Even When We Know We're Dead Wrong.")

21 posted on 01/27/2006 1:23:39 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: LdSentinal

>>>Assuming that the future is now, we at the Statesman would like to publicly inform Kerry that his fifteen minutes are up.<<<

His 15 minutes were up after his congressional testimony following his return from Vietnam.


22 posted on 01/27/2006 1:25:32 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (suffering from tagline fatigue...)
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To: LdSentinal

Can one imbibe too much Catsup?


23 posted on 01/27/2006 1:26:32 AM PST by woofie
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To: Emmet Fitzhume

...let the RATS continue to let these idiots, Kerry, Clinton, and Gore define their party and they will continue to lose more and more power. It is brilliant in the way the Republicans have handeled this whole thing. "Let the 'RATS hang themselves", day in and day out the 'RATS are doing just that.


24 posted on 01/27/2006 1:33:54 AM PST by rambo316 (Social engineering does not work and never will.)
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To: LdSentinal
We at the Statesman feel he served his role, making a great run at the White House in 2004. He fell short, despite what all exit polling said, and we expected him to fade into the background.

Say what?

Nobody ever informed the Statesman that the exit polling was bogus, apparently due to a MoveOn.org attempt to fix it? That was a pretty big story, if I recall. Anyways, what a bizarre phrase to throw into this editorial - - "despite what all exit polling said". Hmmm. . . . Are they saying the result, ie., Bush winning, was fraudulent because the exit polling "said" that Kerry was the winner? Really, really bizarre. . . .

I would attempt to digest this absurdity if I really gave a rat's behind. But I don't. So I won't.

25 posted on 01/27/2006 1:47:12 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: LdSentinal

By the way, these chuckleheads at the Statesman are so concerned about the welfare of their party that they will apparently forego the opportunity to write about some great political drama. Clinton vs. Kerry is lining up to be a brutal bloodbath of a primary. You'd think these editors would be wringing their hands in anticipation rather than in angst.


26 posted on 01/27/2006 1:51:35 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: LdSentinal

Be careful, Richard Nixon lost his first run for pres also.
While Kerry is a pathetic bore and a gigalo and he will have to get the nomination over Mrs. Clinton, stranger things have happened.


27 posted on 01/27/2006 3:02:35 AM PST by Joe Boucher (an enemy of islam)
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To: hollywood
I don't recall him ahead in any exit polls ...

Zogby had Kerry ahead in the hours leading up to the election. Of course we know Zogby is firmly in the 'Rat camp ... it was his way of helping Kerry win by discouraging 'Pubbie fence sitters.

28 posted on 01/27/2006 3:19:48 AM PST by BluH2o
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To: Nick Danger; Chieftain; dighton; Dog; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; Kuksool; Clintonfatigued
Perhaps a new book would sear some life into our thrice-wounded North Vietnamese war hero's campaign.


29 posted on 01/27/2006 4:39:36 AM PST by Coop (FR = a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: Rocky
Gracefully - now there's a word you don't often hear in connection with Kerry

LOL.

30 posted on 01/27/2006 4:44:23 AM PST by syriacus (Kerry avoids Senate duties, afraid he'll catch Democrat cooties.)
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To: LdSentinal

Gracefully, no. He'll flip-flop out.
Of all people to try to sink the nomination, Kerry is the Dems' worst choice. He'll seem the sore loser. We should send some carolers over to his house to holler, "You didn't win!" or "Better luck next time!"


31 posted on 01/27/2006 4:51:14 AM PST by Graymatter
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To: syriacus
Kerry can pretend he's doing important things in Davos, but this is what his platonic friend, Alexandra Polier (the "intern" )said about Davos (where she met Kerry almost exactly 5 years ago.)
I met John Kerry for the first time in January 2001, in Davos, Switzerland...

Although it presents itself as a serious policy machine, Davos’s real point is, of course, networking,


Won't you come home, John Kerry?

Kerry avoids Senate duties
(Afraid he'll catch Democrat cooties?)
He knows he's elected
But instead he's selected
To put on his Swiss-made ski booties.

32 posted on 01/27/2006 4:52:50 AM PST by syriacus (Kerry avoids Senate duties, afraid he'll catch Democrat cooties.)
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To: LdSentinal

KKK, the KerryKennedyKabal, knows that the rabid but deafdumbandblind base confuses beating a dead horse with positive action. It is a far better course to furiously beat a dead horse than to stand around with your finger up your butt


33 posted on 01/27/2006 4:55:35 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. Slay Pinch)
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To: hollywood
Did I miss something? Perhaps the exit polling had Kerry 'falling shorter'? I don't recall him ahead in any exit polls (that mattered.) Maybe the one at his household? The revisionist media is right here before our eyes, in plain sight, folks.

The extremely early (obviously fraudulent) exit polling had Kerry winning by something like 20 points. On Election Day 2004, these bogus exit polls were all over the news by 4:00 in the afternoon. It was a blatant attempt by the pollsters to push the election to Kerry by discouraging the Republican vote.

To a normal, rational human being, this is an example of the Democrat's attempt to steal an election by manipulating the polls.

Do a Donk, it is difinitive proof the Dumbya-McChimpy/Hitler stole the election by manipulating the touch-screen voting machines.

34 posted on 01/27/2006 4:57:14 AM PST by gridlock (It's not really a circus until Teddy Kennedy steps out of the clown car...)
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To: syriacus
Excellent find!

"Davos’s real point is, of course, networking..."
35 posted on 01/27/2006 4:59:55 AM PST by Graymatter
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To: LdSentinal
Kerry should bow out gracefully

With his vastly over inflated ego? Never happen.
36 posted on 01/27/2006 5:01:44 AM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink.)
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To: LdSentinal

Kerry can't do anything gracefully. He's too foolish, clumsy, and egotistical.


37 posted on 01/27/2006 6:40:41 AM PST by blitzgig
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To: Chuck54
The Republicans have shown that they can effectively campaign against him, portraying him as a flip-flopper. It seems foolish to think that the result of another Kerry campaign will be any different.

John Kerry himself was the GOP's secret weapon......

If Kerry chooses to run again, watching him be defeated in the same manner would make him seem, at best, pathetic. Unless, of course, his current actions already make him seem that way.

THAT train has already left the station, and the fact that the dem party hasn't already put a muzzle on this poseur is a perfect testament to how out of touch with average Americans the left truly is.


38 posted on 01/27/2006 6:56:01 AM PST by MamaLucci (Mutually assured destruction STILL keeps the Clinton administration criminals out of jail.)
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To: LdSentinal
The Republicans have shown that they can effectively campaign against him, portraying him as a flip-flopper. It seems foolish to think that the result of another Kerry campaign will be any different.

Not only that, but the SwiftBoat Vets will be all over him for his "Christmas in Cambodia" hoax. He never recovered from their push in 04, but thinks 08 will be different? Poor judgement.

39 posted on 01/27/2006 9:01:03 AM PST by Fenris6 (3 Purple Hearts in 4 months w/o missing a day of work? He's either John Rambo or a Fraud)
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To: LdSentinal

Kerry is trying to score points with the moonbat left base, as Hillary Clinton isn't sticking her neck out on the Alito issue.


40 posted on 01/27/2006 9:39:28 AM PST by Clintonfatigued (Sam Alito Deserves To Be Confirmed)
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To: Coop

Instead of "The New Soldier", shouldn't that book be titled "Once We Were Traitors"?


41 posted on 01/27/2006 10:45:30 AM PST by Rocky (Air America: Robbing the poor to feed the Left)
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To: LdSentinal

kerry is too stupid to "bow out gracefully". He didn't get the memo that said he was dropkicked and shunned back when he lost in 04. For some reason, he thinks everyone in America breathlessly follows him. LOL! kerry is a putz. He's toast like hitlery, IMO.


42 posted on 01/27/2006 11:17:11 AM PST by goresalooza (Nurses Rock!)
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To: LdSentinal

43 posted on 01/27/2006 11:42:39 AM PST by Doogle (USAF...8thAF...4077th TFW...408th MMS...Ubon Thailand..."69"..Night Line Delivery,AMMO)
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