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December 12, 2006

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daveinboca

I like Billy Bulger's little acronym JFK, [J]ust [F]or [K]erry.

Kerry showed up 20th out of 20 in that poll last month. Even GWB beats this sorry triple Purple Heart winner for one scratch.

We're still waiting for this loser to release his military records.

maryrose

You may get a good candidate with Hillary or Obama. Otherwise you get stuck with Kerry"
LOL Best comment of the day and it's only 8:32 in the morning!

sam

Don't knock Kerry out yet, we need the comic relief during the campaign.

Goatse

Any thoughts as to whether Hillary or Obama would use Bob Shrum in their campaign?

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Sue

Well, crud. I so wanted a Kerry run. Hopefully, he is so delusional he won't realize what the polls are saying and will run anyway. Who knows? They might be dumb enough to pick him again.

Bob

Don't worry sam... Kerry won't go without a few more good laughs... In fact if he teams up with Al Gore, they can be like those two old men in box seats, on the Muppet Show.

Geek, Esq.

I think Kerry has more support on the right side of the blogosphere than on mine.

The Senate needs you, John.

Other Tom

The man is utterly incapable of seeing himself as others see him. He is a genuinely humorless fool, and it is a sheer delight to watch him.

hit and run

Any truth to the rumor that Rove has given Kerry the secret password to Diebold machines for his use in the primaries?

clarice

TM, Really grabbing at the low hanging fruit this morning, aren't you?

Personally, I think we all should write to Kerry, urge him to continue on and not be discouraged.

Jane

As anyone could care what Ted "the drunk" Kennedy has to say. I can't believe I live in MA.

hit and run

clarice, my thoughts exactly.

Some enterprising blogger should create a faux groundswell of support to convince him to stay front and center.

Shoot, since he was in that there miluhterry, he probably wouldn't catch on if someone signed up for sockpuppetsforkerry08.blogspot.com


hit and run

Jane: I can't believe I live in MA.

The way I figure it - you are fighting them over there, so we don't have to fight them over here.

You are a hero.

And in the words of one of the great philosophers of our time....."that's hot".

Jane

That's funny H&R.

I actually live in the conservative part of MA - which is about a square mile in diameter. And boy do we suffer...

Do you know that of all the elected politicians in this state - on the state and national level - about 500 in total - there are only 19 republicans - and none in national office. Baby it's cold down here.

clarice

Jane, as I understand MA law, Kerry cannot run for both the WH and the Senate this time. He has to pick.

Just saying, gal pal..Of course, that'll mean you'll just get Senate Barney Frank or something, but surely anyone else is an improvement.

Draft Kerry.com
Web Mistress :Jane of MA

Terrye

Sure Kerry can run and he can make Jefferson his running mate.

Jane

Jane, as I understand MA law, Kerry cannot run for both the WH and the Senate this time. He has to pick.

I think you are wrong, but I hope you are right.

And I'd gladly take Barney Frank over Kerry.

Web Mistress :Jane of MA

If I can't be president I will settle for Mistress. Now where did I leave my whip and thigh-hi black boots?

bgates

If he does make it to a couple of primaries, will the press turn on him and start reprinting old JOM posts from 2004, or will they just let him crumble under the weight of his own inadequacy?

clarice

Jane--He has to choose this time.

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2006/11/19/what_will_it_be_senator_kerry/?p1=MEWell_Pos5>Kerry

maryrose

A blog about Kerry is always so much fun! Thank you TM for brightening my day.
Jane: I feel for you out in the wilderness though Mistress to Kerry- Uh, NO.

Jane

Well well well Clarice, - altho the Venocchi article seems to say that until he got the nomination it wouldn't be a problem. And look at the list of people seeking his office - one is worse than the next. Meehan is probably the worst of the lot - he originally got elected on the issue of term limits - that was like 10 terms ago. Chris Gabriella is an independant who made sure that Kerry Healy lost the governor spot, Steven Lynch is the most conservative of the lot, but has done nothing since 2002 in Congress. Harshbarger went from DA to AG to the head of Common Cause - a nice guy but as phony as Kerry, and Joe Kennedy is in bed with Hugo Chavez.

Come to MA - the third world of choices.

Jane

though Mistress to Kerry Uh, NO

Yeah there are some people who you don't even want licking your boots!

hit and run

Jane: I actually live in the conservative part of MA - which is about a square mile in diameter.

Yes, of course. The Green Zone.

clarice

Missed that "until he got the nomination" thingy Jane..that does make the entire conversation very hypothetical--unless a whole lot of people get Litvinenko cocktails between now and the convention.

hit and run

Now where did I leave my whip and thigh-hi black boots?

I'm speechless.

That doesn't happen often.

Barney Frank

Of course, that'll mean you'll just get Senate Barney Frank or something, but surely anyone else is an improvement.

That's "The Right Honorable Barney Frank" to you plebians, thank you very much.


And I'd gladly take Barney Frank over Kerry.

I'm sure the real Barney wouldn't mind being over Kerry either......not that there's anything wrong with that.

which is about a square mile in diameter

Jane, you've done what philosophers and mathemeticians have told us for ages is impossible; you've squared the circle.

maryrose

Barney Frank:
Only you could get away with those comments because of the name thing. Yes it is a dilemma in MA. but don't give up hope. At one time you had a Republican governor in Weld and Romney.

Jane

Jane, you've done what philosophers and mathemeticians have told us for ages is impossible; you've squared the circle.

My pleasure.

And I think Barney has better taste than Kerry. I could, of course be wrong.

hit and run

Barney:
I'm sure the real Barney wouldn't mind being over Kerry either.

Here I was with the image of Jane in thigh-hi leather boots with whip in hand and now this. An image of Barney Frank on top of John Kerry.

At least I don't have the image of Kerry with a whip and Frank with thigh-hi......aaaaarrrrrrgghhhhhh....it burns....it burns!!!!!

Please...somebody make it stop!

maryrose

My;there are such colorful politicians in Massachusetts.Here in Ohio; our politicians are dull and boring. My representative is Dennis Kucinich-the Don Quixote of presidential candidates.

Barney Frank

Sorry H&R,

I should have included a warning label I guess.

BTW this is a little known fact, but Ann Lewis (Barney's alleged sister) does not actually exist. Find a picture of Barney, then draw a cute salt and pepper hairdo on him and add a flowery dress and a little lipstick and blush and see if you don't agree.

hit and run

And I think Barney has better taste than Kerry.

Nooooooooooooooooo!!! For the love of all that is right and good! Somebody please make the burning stop!

I now have this memory which is seared - seared-in me!!!!!!

maryrose

Barney may have better taste but does he have the very important hair of Kerry, Joe Wilson and that ilk?

PaulL

We don't have any use for the sanitized version of Kerry's military records. We want the ones that were expunged by order of Jimmy Carter. The ones that it is a crime for anyone with knowledge of them to even discuss. Is this 1984 or even more so?

Specter

The Hartford Courant reported a few days back that Of Obama truly enters it will make it hard for Dodd to make a run. Duh! It wouldn't take Obama....

cathyf
Barney may have better taste but does he have the very important hair of Kerry, Joe Wilson and that ilk?
1) The answer is no, he is a very normal-looking guy.

2) That's capitalized, maryrose. Very Important Hair. I can't believe that you'd make such a mistake!!!! ;-)

clarice

Gosh, Specter, I was so looking forward to Bianca Jagger as Sec of State

Specter

LOL

Patrick J. Fitzgerald

FITZ and SPITZ '08

has a nice ring to it, yes?

http://patrickjfitzgerald.blogspot.com

clarice

PJF, instead of attacking me regularly on your bizarre website, perhaps you'd come out of the closet? Whose little sock puppet are you?

daleyrocks

It's not John's decision whether to run. Teresa is tired of just being Senator Aristoslacker's wife. She wants to be First Bitch. What Teresa wants Teresa gets. She will force John to run. She's got all the dough.

MayBee

That is always such a weird website, with its little clique of clarice bashers.
I thought I once saw the host of the site addressed as "Rosemary", but I could be wrong about that.

Jane

Clarice,

Back in the day it was conjectured that the runt who "reported" that Rove was about to be "frog marched out of the WH" ran that site, because it was set up simultaniously with his fall. Funny I can't even remember the liars name - you know the guy who promised to "reveal his source on Friday" if it didn't happen.

Rumor had it his source was Joe wilson, and it would make sense that Wilson is a little bit nettled by the likes of you.

clarice

Jason Leopold? Probably. If so he's probably all hthe posters, too.

clarice

That might explain, too, the odd young an who calls my home periodically asking to speak to Mark Corallo.

There are some fine folks on the IT and some truly disturbed ones, too.

Jane

Yeah that's him.

Barney Frank

FITZ and SPITZ '08

has a nice ring to it, yes?

Yes indeedy it does; the blind ambition, out-of-control prosecutor ticket. Nifong as AG perhaps?

Semanticleo

I love the way some use this site like a chat room. Maybe you should all form a chorale and make Kerry your Swansong.

Pity George couldn't add to the humor by getting James Baker to probe SCOTUS for any way to temporarily suspend the 22nd amendment.
Bush running in 2008 would be a hoot.

MayBee
That might explain, too, the odd young an who calls my home periodically asking to speak to Mark Corallo.

It is interesting how many Wilson syncophants think you are on the payroll. Even Jeff and EW allude to that. One might begin to suspect Wilson himself has his eye on you. Scary.

Sue

How does someone get away with impersonating Patrick Fitzgerald? Using his image and very clearly painting himself to be THE Patrick Fitzgerald? You would think the real Patrick Fitzgerald would have objected by now.

Sue
I love the way some use this site like a chat room.

Of course you do. Myself, though, I can't help but wonder what business it is of yours? If Tom hasn't objected to off topic discussions, why should you?

Jane

Clarice,

There are people who can trace that website. Maybe people here. And you shouldn't be putting up with harrassment of any kind.

clarice

Well, if anyone can and cares to share the information with me, you have my email addy and gratitude.

anonymous

With a bit of luck, perhaps you can hunt down the proprietor(s) of
http://patrickjfitzgerald.blogspot.com and have him, her, or them tortured and killed. I understand the U.S. already has many brave men and women trained and ready for such heroic duty.

MayBee

Oh, please, stop with the tortured and killed claptrap. Even you know that isn't going to happen.
With clarice's connections to Rove, she'll just have the fake pjf thrown into gitmo.

clarice

Kerry's not going quietly into the night..He's flying to Iraq to talk to the soldiers.

WASHINGTON Sen. John Kerry, whose botched joke about U.S. troops in Iraq dealt a blow to his presidential ambitions, will travel to Iraq this weekend to meet with soldiers, political leaders and military officials. "I've talked to plenty of guys who've come back from Iraq, who are there now, who understand exactly what happened," Kerry said of his joke in a telephone interview Tuesday with The Associated Press. "
http://cbs4boston.com/local/local_story_346212613.html

Rick Ballard

Clarice,

That might be a no profit move. Who cares if J. Dee (or whomever) shows up as TCO?

There is more profit in uncovering the CREW/Emanuel link or something about Pelosi's husbands deal with Willie Brown to bleach the blacks out of SF (especially the latter).

Catching Moby's is no big deal. Asking Bela Pelosi how her husband helped SF get rid of 25% of its black population in five years seems as if it might be more profitable. How does the Dem leader explain how she drove 20% of the blacks in her district out in just five years? Is the Dem resegregation plan a secret or is she willing to share details with the general public?

clarice

I'm all ears, Rick.

Charlton Heston

Asking Bela Pelosi how her husband helped SF get rid of 25% of its black population in five years seems as if it might be more profitable.

Soylent black is PEOPLE!!

Soylent Red

Kerry's not going quietly into the night..He's flying to Iraq to talk to the soldiers.

Uh, that should go over like a turd in a punchbowl. If I were JF'nK, I'd stay in the Green Zone Burger King and bring along my Kevlar wetsuit.

Rick Ballard

Clarice,

A brief rundown on the lice - and nits - can be found here. It's that ho-hum land stuff that made the Feinstein/Blum fortune. Just rats carrying off a bit of cheese.

I'm sure that getting rid of blacks wasn't the main objective - they were just interfering with developers desire to maximize return. Just one of those things.

They're probably much happier over in Barbara Lee's distict - aside from the bridge tolls or BART fares, anyway.

clarice

I knew that , Rick. I can't get much more on it though, and I understand that people who got closer to it got seriously scared off.If I had more, I'd certainly write it up.

Soylent, in the Dems do-it-yourself tradition he is also visited Assad in Syria and the heads of state in Jordan, Egypt and Israel. And he claims he's leaving the Green Zone and going to the (gasp) Sunni Triangle.

clarice

***visitING***

Soylent Red

And he claims he's leaving the Green Zone and going to the (gasp) Sunni Triangle.

Nothing like going out into Indian Country with a bunch of guys you just got done calling stupid watching your back.

I'll say this much: the guy's either braver or dumber than me.

Or else he's just that desperate to get away from Tuh-ray-zuh.

clarice

HEH--I feel sorry for the troops. I am sure that they have to behave with a certian decorum even though they know he's using them.

anonymous

Quel dommage.

Jane

Sounds like a really bad move on Kerry's part.
Just because he talked to "a few guys" - and we can assume it wasn't over a few beers, doesn't mean the rest won't be inclined to spit in his face.

hit and run

Kerry also said of his trip:

The Massachusetts senator, who was widely criticized for the quip, said he'd be happy to apologize to any soldiers he encounters in Iraq who don't understand what happened.

"For anybody who misunderstood (the joke) or got only the White House presentation of it, I'd apologize, obviously," he said.

Kerry continued, "I'm bringing finger puppets to help explain the joke and had my communications team outline a presentation that can be given in under 30 seconds. I think this will be at a level they can understand and in the amount of time their apparent attention spans can handle."

Wait, something went wrong in the copy and paste there. That last part may not have been in the original article?

hit and run

Guys don't be so hard on Kerry.

You know this trip, if he makes the most of it, he studies hard, he does his homework, he makes an effort to be smart, he can do well. If he doesn't, he gets stuck in Iraq.

hit and run

Will he be meeting with the 1st Brigade, 34th Infantry Divison from Minnesota's National Guard stationed at Tallil Airbase?

They are afterall the one's who heard his advice and openly pleaded for Jon Carry's halp.

Jane

You know the whole Jon Carry Schtick about how his slander of the troops was the WH's fault really makes me mad. He said the same thing in his reply to me. If I recall correctly the troops reacted first, and the blogosphere and only after his lovely press conference did the WH react.

He' such a liar.

maryrose

This is Kerry's last ditch attempt to try to rehabilitate his image after the so-called botched joke so he can still make a run for the WH. He really believes he can win if he runs again because Ohio now has a Democratic Governor and Secretary of State. Here in Ohio we wouldn't vote for Kerry for dogcatcher.

clarice

Shhhhhhhhhh

Florence Schmieg

This will be, I believe, only his (Kerry) second trip to Iraq. Even while running for president, he had never been there. In January, after losing, he took a one day trip there. Now this one. How many senatorial junkets have traveled to Iraq since 2003? More than I can count. But Kerry only does his visits (all of 2 now) out of political calculation. I have seldom seen such narcissism.

SunnyDay

I hope they put his hiney in a humvee and haul it out to b* f* egypt, and get lost. All the while, they should be encouraging him to run for prez.

hit and run

If Kerry gets treated, um, less than delicately while with the troops in Iraq, will he claim that they are trying to swiftboat him?

SunnyDay

I'm sure they will treat him with utmost respect. :)

Sue

They have no choice but to treat him respectful. Watch for 'hidden' signals, though, like fingers crossed while pictures are taken, etc. Remember the one with Hillary?

Sue

Thank goodness that doesn't extend to us. Having to treat him respectful, that is.

maryrose

Why do they have to treat him respectfully? Remember this is the same guy who voted against stronger armor and increased funding for them along with John Edwards-another presidential wannabee.
OT: I saw Edwards on Hardball with Matthews and his wife Elizabeth completely upstaged him. The Breck Girl? Didn't look very presidential.

Sue

Protocol. A US Senator, even one that insulted them, will be treated with respect. Something that US Senator could learn from if he was so inclined. Don't hold your breath, though.

SunnyDay

Our troops are professionals. They're also resourceful. ;)

Sue

They're also resourceful. ;)

That's what I'm hoping for...

hit and run

If they so desire, the trops can verbally slap him silly, breaking every protocol and throwing out any modicum of respect.

And then later just claim it was just a botched joke.

hit and run

From the Corner:

Jon Carey in Irak [Kathryn Jean Lopez]

Via Matt at Blackfive :

RE: Reception of John Kerry by troops in Iraq.

Usually, the way it works is that (1) either a combat commander plays host for the visiting politician or (2) they find a bunch of troops from Massachusetts and make them hang out with Kerry at the Palace (Hillary does that).

One of my Army buddies, a lieutenant colonel in MNF HQ, said this about the meeting planning the glorious return of John Kerry to Iraq:

Hey, I just came from a meeting where they were trying to get some commander, any commander, in the Green Zone, to host Jawn Carri.


Swear to God, the CG is saying, "You can't tell me you ALL have things going on at that time! Come on!"

So, it appears that JF'nK will be coming to the Palace at the Embassy Annex and sitting around sucking up coffee at the Green Bean while we all try to ignore him.

Me, I'm gonna get a picture with him.

When he says commanders, he's talking about Colonels. I deleted his next sentence. It's not for folks of gentle persuasions. Let's just say he's not going to wash his hands before meeting the Senator.
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