Kerry's response to Sheiffer's last question

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    had me laughing my head off... To Sheiffer's query about strong women in all three of their lives (Sheiffer, Bush, Kerry) Kerry's response was,“Well I guess all three of us are lucky men who married up.”

    Surely I was not the only one to find this hilariously telling about the man...
    Bush didn't "marry up". Laura was a librarian for goodness sake... But ole John "where are the rich gals at the party" Kerry has married up TWICE... He gave himself away there a bit... He's a dandy for wealthy women.. A golddigger in reverse... Then the expression on his face after he said this was comical...
    Opps I didn't just admit that did I? hehehehe!!!!! I hope Teresa isn't going to cut off the ketchup money train on him for that comment....
     
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    I thought it funny that instead of taking the opportunity to introduce people to the possible first lady, he insults her by speaking about his mother. Alot of women have been calling talk radio voicing their anger about that. If any man speaks of their mom before thei wife when asked to talk about strong women in their lvies, be prepared to sleep on the couch.
     
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    Have to disagree just a bit. I think in some respects GW did marry up. Luara is smarter than George, she's more articulate, and one hell of a lot better looking. Matter of fact, I believe that we should put her on the ticket on '08.
     
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    Whether he married 'up' or not, they have managed to weather this life together. And for many years. I thought he was kinda cute when he spoke of his wife. I found his remarks concernig her, touching. It sounded like he adores her, appreciates her support, admires her. Now, that's a smart man.
     
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    I think it was interesting that Kerry didnt really mention his wife. He avoided talking about her. I was just thinking that is so sad.

    I dont think he thinks he married up. He probably thinks he was entitled to all that money somehow. needless to say after Kerry loses im going to have to question whether they are going to stay married cause if i were Theresa id be pretty ticked at him for all this.

    And then what his mother was telling him about Integrity. I was laughing at that. i was just like well she realizes he still hasnt learned that lesson at that age i guess it was a last ditch attempt to teach him. too bad he has such little respect for his mother that he doesnt listen to her.
     
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    I'm sure from a political standpoint it sounds like a touching story...but seriously from an emotional standpoint...

    Your mom is dying...you love her and have a good relationship with her...you go to see her on her deathbed...it will be the last time you talk...what do you say..."Thanks for raising me?" "You are the best mom in the world?" "I love you." "Thank you for everything?"

    Nah...you tell her of your political aspirations...


    Does she tell you she loves you? She was proud to be your mother? That she is looking forward to seeing her mother and father, or husband? That she is ready to die? Or not ready?

    Nah...she reminds you to show integrity.



    First of all, doesn't that seem a bit cold and just a tad contrived??? I've heard Kerry tell the "private, personal" story four times. Not only that...but he was a grown man in his 30's when this story supposedly took place...isnt there something wrong when your Mom is reminding you to show integrity at that point??? Should she know you have integrity and not have to lecture you on it on your deathbed? Or did she know something about her son that we are learning about now???
     
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    Great one, Gem, and very true!
    John Kerry hurt himself last night with a couple of comments he made.

    First, when he mentioned Dick Cheney's daughter. Republicans and democrats alike were upset with him bringing her up, for obvious political reasons, which is low. It, to me, does not speak of the man that Kerry is. A low blow at someone's personal life for political reasons is cheap and weak! It is not as if he insulted her, but the intent for bringing her up was wrong and thusly a low blow and wrong! I have a hard time respecting Kerry for this!

    Second, was during the 'strong women' question. Failing to talk about Teresa was a mistake, and many have also shown disapproval of Kerry for this.

    For Kerry, who is trying to reach out to the 'women base', he really hurt himself with that base over those two comments. And, I have not heard Kerry apologize or remark on either. In fact, Edwards' wife today, said the outlash by the Cheneys over Kerry's comment somehow shows they are ashamed of their daughter. Once again another low, and unnecessary comment. Boy are the democratic wives certainly helping their husbands cause!

    Although the polls show Kerry won the debate last night, which I disagree, focus groups apparently showed more support for Bush. One group mentioned was a group of 23 undecided. The group felt Kerry won, on the fact that his speaking was more clear, etc., but 17 of the 23 decided to vote for Bush, 5 for Kerry, and 1 independant. Lets remember that these debates are won or lost on style, not content. When it comes to content, and believability, Bush has won all of the debates, especially the 2nd and 3rd. They cited the fact that Bush is more believable, as the reason they decided to vote for him, which shows Kerry's failure at painting the picture of Bush as being a dishonest man who 'mislead' the nation. It also shows that Bush has succeeded in causing people to question Kerry's honesty and stance on issues, specifically by pointing out Kerry's inconsistancies.

    The polls today, after the debate, also show Bush with a lead gain. The race was tied, basically, but now I see Bush has taken a lead by a few points.

    I think Kerry may have done himself in with the third debate, and much of it has to do with those two comments of his, and the fact that he had to stay on the defensive throughout much of the debate.
     
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    Marrying up does not necessarily mean marrying someone of greater financial holdings.
     
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    On November 1, 2004 John Kerry will call a press conference and create a guaranteed win in the election. He will just simply say, "if you don't vote for me, your ketchup is gone." And then the American people will have to decide: is the president really worth my Heinz ketchup?
     

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