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A new Raleigh life for Kerry (kick him when he's down)
News & Observer ^ | Feb 08, 2007 | Jim Jenkins

Posted on 02/09/2007 8:14:47 AM PST by nctexan

Well, it just tears you up, yes it does, to read about the loneliness of Sen. John Kerry. The 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, reports The New York Times, is rather forlorn these days. It seems he was never really a team player in the Senate, a bit cold and aloof y'know, and when he made a speech in the Senate announcing he wasn't going to run for president next time out, only two senators were in attendance -- his Massachusetts colleague Ted Kennedy and Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada.

Pundits are feasting on Kerry's failures as if he were carrion on the desert, and even his defenders aren't helping much. Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont said Kerry was still big news outside the U.S.: "John was treated like a rock star in Switzerland." Good grief. You know you're in trouble when your friends are saying you are a rock star in Switzerland. That's like a faded movie queen saying, "Well, yes, it's been 30 years since I made a picture, but in Botswana there are monuments to me."

In fact, the solution for John Kerry is simple, and it comes without a bill attached (his presidential campaign consultant was reported to have pulled down over $100 million -- for losing). It's simple, down-home advice: Pick yourself up, start over in a new place, don't be afraid to begin at the political bottom, and rise again, brother. [snip] ...what about moving to Raleigh...

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: freak; gigolo; hanoijohnny; john; kerry; lurch; nc; raleigh
He's getting no respect when the DEM friendly N&O writes pieces like this.
1 posted on 02/09/2007 8:14:50 AM PST by nctexan
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To: nctexan

Michael Jackson is still huge in Asia, or so I've heard.


2 posted on 02/09/2007 8:16:46 AM PST by flada (Posting in a manner reminiscent of Jen-gis Kahn.)
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To: nctexan
Hey Johnny Boy, here's a Boston friendly greeting for you!!!

Now go shove a ketchup bottle!!! Do it now!!!

3 posted on 02/09/2007 8:20:13 AM PST by rawcatslyentist (This most beautiful system could only proceed from the dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being)
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To: nctexan
jim jenkins does NOY speak for me...

NO way in hell do I want to see jkerry living in my home town.
4 posted on 02/09/2007 8:22:24 AM PST by geo40xyz (Born a democRAT, Dad set me free in 1952: He said that I was not required to be a MF'ing democRAT)
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To: nctexan

"First, what about moving to Raleigh, getting yourself a nice cozy downtown condo, and laying the groundwork for an at-large City Council bid?"

I'll pay for the plane tickets myself.
Or at least pay for the gas for Mama T's jet.
What's the name of her plane do you ask?
"The Flying Squirrel!"


5 posted on 02/09/2007 8:22:51 AM PST by GQuagmire
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To: nctexan
It seems he was never really a team player in the Senate, a bit cold and aloof y'know

Aloof and cold? Hell, he was never there!

6 posted on 02/09/2007 8:22:59 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: GQuagmire
What's the name of her plane do you ask? "The Flying Squirrel!"

The Rocky huh?

7 posted on 02/09/2007 8:23:57 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Rummyfan

When I first saw Raleigh I thought it was a reference to the bicycle. Live Shot rides a $3,500 bike, and when Nurse Fuzzy Wuzzy finally tosses him out, he'll be riding a more humble set of wheels.


8 posted on 02/09/2007 8:41:22 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: nctexan

Don't kick Kerry! Let him convince the Democrats that he is right to be the 2012 presidential candidate, and THEN kick him.


9 posted on 02/09/2007 9:00:26 AM PST by LtdGovt ("Where government moves in, community retreats and civil society disintegrates" -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: nctexan
He's ronery.
10 posted on 02/09/2007 9:02:26 AM PST by DejaJude
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To: nctexan

That's a cute piece, but what the author describes is way too much work for John Kerry.


11 posted on 02/09/2007 9:17:41 AM PST by cloud8
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To: geo40xyz

I don't live in the triangle anymore, infact I haven't for a while, but I am sure the good-ole people of N.C. wouldn't appreciate the traitor John Kerry moving to their home state; I know the sentiments since I used to be a N. Carolinian! Massachusetts can keep him; I am sure the majority of people from North Carolina agree (even liberal Raleigh types..).


12 posted on 02/09/2007 9:20:16 AM PST by JSDude1 (www.pence08.com.)
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To: Constitution Day; TaxRelief; 100%FEDUP; 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; ~Vor~; A2J; a4drvr; Adder; ...
Deputy Editorial page editor recommending in print John Kerry move to Raleigh, North Carolina.

Deputy editorial page editor Jim Jenkins can be reached at 829-4513 or at jjenkins@newsobserver.com

NC *Ping*

Please FRmail Constitution Day OR TaxRelief OR Alia if you want to be added to or removed from this North Carolina ping list.
13 posted on 02/09/2007 9:27:47 AM PST by Alia
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To: JSDude1

No doubts, all the "uneducated" illiterates at Fort Bragg and Camp Lejeune would look forward to having John Kerry around to edumacate them.


14 posted on 02/09/2007 9:29:12 AM PST by Alia
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To: nctexan

He'll feel better when he becomes senior senator fro MA after Ted gives his seat to nephew Joe, Jr. ("mean as a snake, dumb as a post")


15 posted on 02/09/2007 9:35:27 AM PST by pabianice
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To: Alia

16 posted on 02/09/2007 9:44:25 AM PST by Lady Jag (A positive attitude will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.)
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To: GQuagmire
I'll pay for the plane tickets myself.

Um, no. We already have too many damn yankees down here as it is. Starting later in 2007, I vote we shut down our borders and make 'em all stay up there.

17 posted on 02/09/2007 10:00:27 AM PST by billbears (Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. --Santayana)
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To: Alia

You scared the $#!+ outta me with this ping. I was slammin' on my boots ; )

(Not to walk...to kick sumpthin'. Anything. : )


18 posted on 02/09/2007 3:51:52 PM PST by freema (Marine FRiend, 1stCuz2xRemoved, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: Rummyfan
Aloof and cold? Hell, he was never there!

Seems he was too busy talking to other foreign leaders that wanted him to to be POTUS to take care of what the people in the US actually wanted. I could not believe it when he came out with that statement. That he actually thought the American people would put foreign interests above their own was just astounding. He should move to France and become the big fish in a little pond just like his cousin. France is where he really belongs.

19 posted on 02/09/2007 5:40:15 PM PST by DejaJude
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To: massgopguy; freema


I know just where Jon Cary should take up residence now:


Vichy, France


Though it's no longer the seat of the craven and pathetic WWII version of a French government, Jon Cary would find the spirit and historical resonance of the place perfect......


20 posted on 02/09/2007 5:44:13 PM PST by Enchante (Chamberlain Democrats embraced by terrorists and America-haters worldwide!!)
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To: Enchante

skeer'd me agin!

LOL! Thought you were gonna say closer to me!!


21 posted on 02/09/2007 7:15:08 PM PST by freema (Marine FRiend, 1stCuz2xRemoved, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: freema

lol! Sorry, kiddoo. This was an unusual NC article, IME.


22 posted on 02/10/2007 4:46:42 AM PST by Alia
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