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Kerry's Swift Retribution (moves to bork swiftboat doner)
The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 7, 2007

Posted on 03/07/2007 8:08:32 AM PST by presidio9

The country long ago moved beyond John Kerry's Presidential ambitions, but the Senator, as he seems never to tire of reminding us, has not. Now Mr. Kerry's throbbing grievances jeopardize President Bush's nominee for U.S. Ambassador to Belgium.

Last week Sam Fox, a 77-year-old St. Louis businessman, sat before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for a confirmation hearing widely expected to be uncontroversial. But in the 2004 campaign, Mr. Fox gave $50,000 to the Kerry opposition group Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.

After some desultory questioning about "the image of America in Europe," Mr. Kerry solicited Mr. Fox's opinions as to "the politics of personal destruction" -- to which Mr. Fox replied, "Senator, you're a hero." Not good enough. Mr. Kerry launched into a harangue about 527 committees (the Swift Boaters were one of those) and other affronts to his station in life, none of which were germane to Mr. Fox's qualifications to serve.

Mr. Kerry: "Do you think this should matter to me?" Mr. Fox: "I'm sorry?" Mr. Kerry: "Do you think this should matter to me?" Mr. Fox: "Yes, I do, I do." Mr. Kerry: "Do you think it should matter to everybody here, as a Senator?"

Mr. Fox, a major donor to Republican campaigns, says he gives generously to a variety of causes, most of them philanthropic, and doesn't recall the reasoning behind his Swift Boat donation. We can assume it was to defeat Mr. Kerry, though Mr. Fox also pointed out, sensibly enough, that 527s are creatures of contemporary politics: "That's the world we live in."

That's an insight Mr. Kerry's Democratic colleagues, who in solidarity may block Mr. Fox's appointment in a vote on Friday, would do well to remember. The Democrats are not without their own free-range advocacy groups, such as MoveOn.org.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hanoijohnny; hanoiswarhero; poskerry

1 posted on 03/07/2007 8:08:33 AM PST by presidio9
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To: presidio9

I swear, I will throw the biggest party when this traitorous scumbag is no longer in politics.


2 posted on 03/07/2007 8:10:10 AM PST by kromike
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To: presidio9

Small Mans Disease in its final stages...


3 posted on 03/07/2007 8:11:20 AM PST by johnny7 ("We took a hell of a beating." -'Vinegar Joe' Stilwell)
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To: presidio9

Sign yer 180 Kerry, dumbass


4 posted on 03/07/2007 8:12:04 AM PST by Waco
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To: kromike

Count me in for $20 for sodas.....


5 posted on 03/07/2007 8:13:13 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: presidio9
Oh sheesh, someone give this cry baby another Purple Heart - maybe that'll shut him up.
6 posted on 03/07/2007 8:13:39 AM PST by Condor51 (Rudy makes John Kerry look like a Right Wing 'Gun Nut' Extremist)
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To: johnny7; presidio9

One's own uselessness is a bitter pill, I imagine.

;o)


7 posted on 03/07/2007 8:14:13 AM PST by Froufrou
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To: presidio9

Kerry and Kennedy -- both repugnent sonsuvbitches from Massoftwoshits.

Semper Fi


8 posted on 03/07/2007 8:14:17 AM PST by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: presidio9

Dare I say the "R" word? Revenge? Oi, I forgot...revenge is okay for the RATS, but not okay for Republicans.


9 posted on 03/07/2007 8:15:03 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway~~John Wayne)
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To: presidio9

This reprobate puke makes Billy Jeff look good in some respects (very few, mind you) ... the state of Massachusetts should be MASSIVELY EMBARRASSED in terms of its representation...Kerry and Kennedy. Two MAJOR TREASONOUS ANTI-AMERICAN thugs.

God please give us term limits. Save America!


10 posted on 03/07/2007 8:15:09 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: presidio9

If I signs a form 180, this will just go away. That is, unless it uncovers even MORE dirt on him.


11 posted on 03/07/2007 8:15:30 AM PST by RobRoy (Islam is a greater threat to the world today than Nazism was in 1938.)
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To: river rat
Kerry and Kennedy -- both repugnent sonsuvbitches from Massoftwoshits

Yes, Massholes both

12 posted on 03/07/2007 8:16:15 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: presidio9
This anti-American traitor should prove the Swift Boat wrong by signing his form 180.

How can IT look in the mirror?
13 posted on 03/07/2007 8:16:52 AM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto)
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To: ridesthemiles

I'll bring the Nathans.


14 posted on 03/07/2007 8:17:20 AM PST by Holicheese (I love shrimp and grits.)
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To: kromike

We'll hold you to it and bring drinks.


15 posted on 03/07/2007 8:31:39 AM PST by definitelynotaliberal
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To: river rat
I can't for the life of me understand how those two can keep getting re-elected.

Carolyn

16 posted on 03/07/2007 8:33:01 AM PST by CDHart ("It's too late to work within the system and too early to shoot the b@#$%^&s."--Claire Wolfe)
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To: presidio9
I gave to the Swifties myself and although I found Kerry's line of questioning grossly inappropriate it should not have been unanticipated.

In truth, I thought Mr Fox's responses were inadequate. An Ambassadorial nominee should have demonstrated a better command of the issues and been more prepared parry the "hero's" questions.

17 posted on 03/07/2007 8:37:31 AM PST by O6ret
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To: presidio9

I wonder if SKerry was such a hideous creature all his childhood. Evidently.

Clear REACTIVE ATTACHMENT DISRODERED DYSFUNCTIONS GONE TO SEED.


18 posted on 03/07/2007 8:38:59 AM PST by Quix (GOD ALONE IS WORTHY; GOD ALONE PAID THE PRICE; GOD ALONE IS ABLE; LOVE GOD WHOLLY)
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To: CDHart
I can't for the life of me understand how those two can keep getting re-elected.

Luckily that isn't always the case.

19 posted on 03/07/2007 8:39:30 AM PST by BigLittle
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To: presidio9

Why are we appointing 77 year-olds as ambassadors?


20 posted on 03/07/2007 8:42:18 AM PST by ichabod1 ("Liberals read Karl Marx. Conservatives UNDERSTAND Karl Marx." Ronald Reagan)
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To: O6ret

He should have challenged Kerry. He had nothing to lose, this A-hole was voting against him the whole time.

I'll bring the Lager.


21 posted on 03/07/2007 8:49:37 AM PST by mortal19440
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To: presidio9

The utterly worthless Senator, living off Republican money, via his trashy wife, THeinzKerry, is disgusting. He is not a hero, he's a fraud with the name traitor more applicable than any other. My memory is quite clear picturing the gawky Senator running down the Senate steps right after the plane hit the Pentagon, he was alone and the first one out the door, cowardly, self-serving and helping no one but his boney butt to, what he assumed at the time, an attack on the Nation's capital. I will never forget that scene although I never saw it run again on the cables or networks. Hero? Give me a break, he's a coward.


22 posted on 03/07/2007 8:50:04 AM PST by Rockiette (Democrats are not intelligent)
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To: ichabod1

This guy is a republican donor and appointed to be ambassador to belgium.

This is done all the time and most of the republicans will be replaced by the next president.

It is sort of like an honorary degree for the big wigs.


We do this only for a few nice countries like switzerland, belgium, norway, etc.


23 posted on 03/07/2007 8:55:12 AM PST by staytrue
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To: presidio9

Payback is a m*th*rf*ck*r as we used to say in 'Nam. No one -- no one -- is lower than Kerry.


24 posted on 03/07/2007 8:58:39 AM PST by Viet Vet in Augusta GA
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To: kromike
No idea where, possibly NewsMaxx, but I saw an article where one of the organization involved in the Swift Boat exposure campaign has to pay 750,000. in fines.

Anyone else see that? I looked for it here but didn't see it.
25 posted on 03/07/2007 9:07:55 AM PST by gidget7 (2Th 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:)
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To: ichabod1
Why are we appointing 77 year-olds as ambassadors?

Wouldn't you think that the ambassadorship to Belgium is largely ceremonial?

26 posted on 03/07/2007 9:38:53 AM PST by presidio9 (There is something wonderful about a country that produces a brave and humble man like Wesley Autrey)
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To: O6ret

To hell with Sam Fox....calling Kerry a " hero', proves he's not right for the position of AMB. !What a weasel.


27 posted on 03/07/2007 9:44:44 AM PST by Duffboy
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To: ichabod1

Sshh. It's our guy doing the appointing. /sarc


28 posted on 03/07/2007 9:50:16 AM PST by dmartin (Who Dares Wins)
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To: presidio9
Mr. Kerry: "Do you think this should matter to me?"

Here's the proper response:

Mr. Fox: "Well, Mr. Senator, if it does matter to you, then I see you have three choices. You can vote to confirm me, you can recuse yourself, or you can abuse the power of your office to commit an act of personal revenge. It is simply beyond your ability to separate your legitimate reservations, whatever they may be, from your personal grievances. You cannot cast an impartial vote against me."

But no, the man he dropped 50 large to discredit is a "hero".

29 posted on 03/07/2007 12:09:57 PM PST by Physicist
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