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Sen. Kerry Campaigns in district where Fla. congressman resigned
AP/eyewitnessnewstv.com ^ | 9/30/2006

Posted on 09/30/2006 3:40:22 PM PDT by quantim

MIAMI Senator John Kerry is in Florida today, helping a Democratic hopeful in the district where the Republican Senator abruptly resigned. Representative Mark Foley was considered a shoo-in for re-election -- until it was revealed he had exchanged raunchy E-mails with a teenage page.

Senator Kerry is headlining a fundraiser for Tim Mahoney, who may now have a better shot at winning.

Kerry says the weekend is not about Foley's resignation. He says the people in Florida will make their own decision about that.

Instead, Kerry says, the visit is about mustering support for state Democrats. Nationwide, the party needs to win a net of 15 Republican seats to regain the power lost in 1994.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
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John Kerry served in Vietnam.
1 posted on 09/30/2006 3:40:23 PM PDT by quantim
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To: quantim
Didn't he manage to blow some rice into his ass with a hand grenade?

L

2 posted on 09/30/2006 3:41:25 PM PDT by Lurker (islam is not a religion. It's the new face of Fascism in our time. We ignore it at our peril.)
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To: quantim

You don't say?


3 posted on 09/30/2006 3:41:34 PM PDT by sofaman ("Right now I'm having amnesia and deja vu at the same time." Steven Wright)
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To: quantim
OK. Who let this self serving dingbat in my state?
Fess up now, who was asleep on the post?

Friggen' opportunistic #%%*$(!&&^&!!!! Botox phony...


4 posted on 09/30/2006 3:47:48 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: Lurker

Dunno, still waiting on that form 180 to get filled out...


5 posted on 09/30/2006 3:48:10 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: quantim

who is there to surrender to??


6 posted on 09/30/2006 3:48:23 PM PDT by Perdogg (Democratic Party - The political wing of Al Qaeda)
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To: quantim
Yeah, come on down John Kerry. Maybe Bill will come too. You both really help the candidates you campaign for.
7 posted on 09/30/2006 3:49:15 PM PDT by Humal
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To: quantim
John Kerry served in Vietnam

Really? I didn't know that, Kerry - being the humble sort of man that he is, has never mentioned that as I recall, my goodness, what a remarkable guy! I'll bet he even got a Purple Heart and didn't say a word about it, didn't he?

What? You say he won THREE Purple Hearts?

Oh be still my fluttering, Genghis Khan-inspired heart...
8 posted on 09/30/2006 3:49:28 PM PDT by mkjessup (The Shah doesn't look so bad now, eh? But nooo, Jimmah said the Ayatollah was a 'godly' man.)
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To: quantim

I'm sure that with the events this week this is exactly what the people of this district wanted.


9 posted on 09/30/2006 3:50:22 PM PDT by IncPen (Bush Iraq Truth WMD http://freedomkeys.com/whyiraq.htm)
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To: quantim

Ol' F'n is out there tooting his own horn again. I have a hard time believing he's a big fundraiser/crowdpleaser for some other candidate. The dems who voted for him in '04 would have voted for a trained pony rather than George Bush; they weren't voting for Kerry.


10 posted on 09/30/2006 4:00:54 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: IncPen

The Dem'crats had done a serious job of opposition research on this one, and they knew the facts well in advance of this bombshell being dropped. An honorable rival for the office would have called up months ago, and let Foley know this would be used, would he be willing to step aside now? Even Foley's campaign managers should have been aware of the potential for trouble.

Foley knew. He thought he could tough it out, if any of this became public. If he were a Dem'crat, and not a Republican, this sort of thing might even have been a resume enhancement. He should have been discussing this six months ago, and "taken retirement" much earlier.

But shoulda, coulda, woulda, mean zilch when you get turned out by the opposition. Consider this a hard lesson well learned, and beware the residual power that even a political party in a serious state of decline, like the Dem'crats, can still muster. Like a dying rattlesnake, their venom is still deadly.


11 posted on 09/30/2006 4:01:19 PM PDT by alloysteel (In war, disproportionate force is the ONLY way to assure victory and subsequent peace.)
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To: sofaman

He also has "THREE" purple hearts.


12 posted on 09/30/2006 4:02:25 PM PDT by Red6
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To: mkjessup

Ahhh man, you beat me to it.


13 posted on 09/30/2006 4:02:59 PM PDT by Red6
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how come the floridians cannot pull a torch/lautenberg and swap out foley for some other republican?.

oh..I see..it only works in NJ with those squeaky clean demorats!


14 posted on 09/30/2006 4:04:29 PM PDT by hnj_00
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To: quantim
John Kerry is a vulture circling the carcass. Hope he remembers to pick the flesh out of his teeth before he nests down for the night.

 

Oh,  and he spent Christmas in Cambodia 

15 posted on 09/30/2006 4:06:26 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: Red6

Great minds think alike. ;)


16 posted on 09/30/2006 4:07:11 PM PDT by mkjessup (The Shah doesn't look so bad now, eh? But nooo, Jimmah said the Ayatollah was a 'godly' man.)
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To: quantim

Kerry lives in a glass house, he dare not make too much of Foley's resignation.


17 posted on 09/30/2006 4:10:46 PM PDT by OldFriend (Should we wait for them to come and kill us again? President Karzai 9/26/06)
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To: Red6

and a sore bum...rice can hurt!


18 posted on 09/30/2006 4:12:02 PM PDT by sofaman ("Right now I'm having amnesia and deja vu at the same time." Steven Wright)
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To: quantim
the Republican Senator abruptly resigned

What Senator?

I thought Foley was a Representative.

19 posted on 09/30/2006 4:12:58 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: 1035rep
he spent Christmas in Cambodia

Only because president-elect Nixon ordered him there...

20 posted on 09/30/2006 4:13:56 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: hnj_00
how come the floridians cannot pull a torch/lautenberg and swap out foley for some other republican?

They can, sort of.

Foley's name stays on the ballot. But the state party is allowed to make a substitution, and a vote for Foley is a vote for the substitute. Or the substitute's name may be written in. Both methods legal, both are binding.

Be nice if Jeb Bush could be talked into running for the slot. But of course, he has the business of the state to take care of.

21 posted on 09/30/2006 4:15:51 PM PDT by alloysteel (In war, disproportionate force is the ONLY way to assure victory and subsequent peace.)
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To: quantim

"Kerry says the weekend is not about Foley's resignation. "

And your campaign should never have been solely about the fact that you served in Nam, Lurch!

It should have been about you coming clean and showing us your original miitary discharge. We still don't know and there are too many unanswered questions. I want to see the original paperwork, dated sometime in the early 70s.


22 posted on 09/30/2006 4:17:06 PM PDT by goresalooza (Nurses Rock!)
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To: quantim

get out!


23 posted on 09/30/2006 4:23:29 PM PDT by pipecorp ( Al Lahsuchs...Islam: nothing that a good crusade wouldn't fix ;; mercy is wasted on the merciless.)
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To: darkwing104
Friggen' opportunistic #%%*$(!&&^&!!!! Botox phony...

LOL!

...And an over inflated pompous Thurston Howell III windbag to boot. I nearly pulled over to the side of the road while Hugh Hewitt played a few of his sound bites the other day.
24 posted on 09/30/2006 4:25:36 PM PDT by T Lady (The Mainstream Media: Public Enemy #1)
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To: quantim
John Kerry served in Vietnam.

You have to respect a man who left a fingernail on the field of battle.

25 posted on 09/30/2006 4:25:50 PM PDT by montag813
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To: quantim

PLEEEEEASE Mr. Jean-Francois Kerree, you can campaign for the Donkeyrats all month. We need your help to get more of us elected.

Sincerely,

The R.N.C.


26 posted on 09/30/2006 4:26:02 PM PDT by rfp1234 (I've had it up to my keyster with these leaks!!! - - - Ronald Reagan)
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To: quantim
A Democrat had gay sex with an underage intern, kept his house seat, and was re-elected.

http://tinyurl.com/rrtuu

27 posted on 09/30/2006 4:28:55 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: rfp1234

So...

The Republican resigns in disgrace, leaving the Dem. to run practically unopposed. Only THEN does JF "I Was in Vietnaaaaaaaaaam" Kerry show up to campaign for the Democrat.

He's not interested in helping the Democrat win. He just wants to be able to take the credit for winning back a Republican seat. It's a ploy to help boost his chances within the party for 2008.

Maybe next they'll send in "My Boy Lollipop", Barney Frank. He's someone who knows all about congressmen having improper relations with page boys!


28 posted on 09/30/2006 4:34:03 PM PDT by johnpannell
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To: alloysteel

It does seem like it's a little convenient that all this info was there, at the ready. If you think back over the history of scandals in the 20th/21st century, many have been sprung by the democrats

The interesting thing in this case is that presumably if Foley was set up, digital fingerprints would remain. If he were worth the trouble (and he's not) it would be interesting to trace and reveal some of those fingerprints

Food for thought.


29 posted on 09/30/2006 4:42:06 PM PDT by IncPen (Bush Iraq Truth WMD http://freedomkeys.com/whyiraq.htm)
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To: quantim

Must be looking for a new rich widow...............


30 posted on 09/30/2006 4:44:44 PM PDT by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now.)
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To: quantim

The rat will fool himself with dreams of this seat but the cold facts are no favorable to them. The Fla. GOP will put someone else in that spot. Foley's name being on the ballot will mean nothing. Any mistaken votes for him go to the replacement. There are at least five Republicans falling all over themselves to be the candidate. THEY are on the ground. THEY know the district. Florida has the most powerful GOTV in the country and OH YEAH I almost forgot, Foley got 68% last time. Will this cause 19 points worth of Republican voters to stay home? I don't think so. Does anyone who is not rooting for a rat takeover think so either?


31 posted on 09/30/2006 4:45:33 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (DON'T BELIEVE PESSIMISM: FEELINGS ARE FOR LOVE SONGS. FACTS ARE FOR PREDICTING WHO WINS IN NOV)
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To: rfp1234

I sort of wish, that while he was down here in Florida, that he would campaign for his good friend Bill Nelson....

Katherine Harris could use the help.

(If only we could talk Jeb Bush into running as the substitute for Foley!)


32 posted on 09/30/2006 4:45:49 PM PDT by alloysteel (In war, disproportionate force is the ONLY way to assure victory and subsequent peace.)
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To: quantim

So Kerry went there. What's the big deal. Wherever you find a festering wound you find maggots.

(With apologies to sterile maggots used in wound treatments of course.)


33 posted on 09/30/2006 4:47:55 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local communist or socialist party chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing.)
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To: OldFriend

Having served in Vietnam and been present when Purple Hearts were pinned to PJ tops I can assure you John Kerry is a pretender. He is nothing more than a way out-er. #3 and out. Move to the Vineyard John. You have nothing to offer America.


34 posted on 09/30/2006 4:59:04 PM PDT by oldironsides
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To: alloysteel

The democrats may have brought this forward. They may aven have convinced the page to wait until now to protest the emails, but the fact if Foley shot himself in the foot,

He allowed the little head to think for him and personally I am glad the sicko POS is out.

Now we need to rally behind a straight republican to replace the pervert.


35 posted on 09/30/2006 5:28:50 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: quantim

Providence news outlet WPRI smears Florida Senator Mel Martinez, calling Representative Foley a "Republican Senator" and Mel is the only sitting Republican Senator from Florida. WPRI should spend their time investigating Patches Kennedy instead. It seems the only good thing Foley did was resign rather than subject us to excuses for 3 AM roll calls or the Ambien made me do it.


36 posted on 09/30/2006 5:36:15 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Treaty Fetishism: "[The] belief that a piece of paper will alter the behavior of thugs." R. Lowry.)
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To: darkwing104

"Who let this self serving dingbat in my state?"
Maybe the Senate can add a rider to the current border fence bill, barring Ms. Heinz-Kerry from Fla.


37 posted on 09/30/2006 5:58:47 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Where am I? Where am I going? Why am I in a handbasket?")
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To: alloysteel

(If only we could talk Jeb Bush into running as the substitute for Foley!)

The best Fantasy Congress scenario (just for fun):
1. Ken Mehlman convinces Mel Martinez to resign from the Senate and run for Foley's seat (if not eligible as GOP, he runs as an Independent).
2. Jeb appoints Katherine Harris to the Senate.
3. Jack Nicklaus enters the Senate race as an Independent or write-in candidate against Nelson.


38 posted on 09/30/2006 6:16:18 PM PDT by rfp1234 (I've had it up to my keyster with these leaks!!! - - - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Red6

purple hearts for paper cuts my hero


39 posted on 09/30/2006 6:21:39 PM PDT by mickey blue eyes
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To: alloysteel

Hey, just a minute. I'm as good a GOPer as the next fiscal conservative but this fiasco cannot be laid at the feet of the Dems. I don't know Foley personally and never heard any adverse information about him. But this sordid thing is over-the-top and as the Speaker siad last evening Foley did the right thing to resign. It isn't the Dem's fault the guy has a potically fatal weakness. And, if anyone should have beat the drum on this inside the party, it was the guys responsible for getting Foley reelected. It doesn't matter whether the Dems knew all the details or not, it was the GOP reelection guys who had the obligation.


40 posted on 09/30/2006 6:30:52 PM PDT by middie
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To: mkjessup

Say, I'll bet you didn't know that John Kerry served in Vietnam and got Three Purple Hearts.


41 posted on 09/30/2006 8:16:05 PM PDT by sig226 (There are 10 kinds of people in the world: those who understand binary and those who do not.)
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To: alloysteel

Forgot all about Barney Frank, didja?


42 posted on 09/30/2006 8:18:37 PM PDT by sig226 (There are 10 kinds of people in the world: those who understand binary and those who do not.)
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To: sig226
Say, I'll bet you didn't know that John Kerry served in Vietnam and got Three Purple Hearts.

Dear Lord In Heaven!

'Twas certainly Kerry's devout religious faith that carried him through those ordeals that saw his mortal flesh wounded, why - I now seem to recall a holiday message on that subject from one of his religious mentors, let's see, was it Father Itzak Cohen, or was it Rabbi Joseph Mahoney?

My memory fails me, if only I had a memory like John Kerry, I would even remember that I refused to sign my Form 180 because I didn't want my courage and heroism paraded in front of America as a political gimmick.

Perhaps ONE day America will just insist that Kerry be properly honored for his unwavering service to our Nation.
43 posted on 10/01/2006 6:08:26 AM PDT by mkjessup (The Shah doesn't look so bad now, eh? But nooo, Jimmah said the Ayatollah was a 'godly' man.)
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To: quantim

Are you sure?


44 posted on 10/01/2006 6:36:18 AM PDT by Unicorn (Too many wimps around.)
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