January 24, 2007

Kerry gets the hint.

We don't have the joke-botching Senator to kick around anymore.

34 comments:

tjl said...

"We don't have the joke-botching Senator to kick around anymore."

Not entirely true. The Boston Globe reports Kerry intends to seek re-election to the Senate in '08. His re-election can be taken for granted in one-party Massachusetts, with its all-Dem Congressional delegation and its quaint tradition of senators-for-life.

Far be it from John Kerry to go gently into that good night.

Meade said...

"Kerry, 64,who lost the White House when Ohio voted for President Bush by 118,601 votes on election night in November 2004..."

He lost the White House before he won the White House.

AJ Lynch said...

Damn now I have to go and buy a dog.

Ricardo said...

Now "there's" a God bless America, for you.

Anonymous said...

Crushing news to Freepers, Malkanites, and Kaus Kidz everywhere. Keep your chin up Ann, I'm sure there will be more Lonely Kerry stories that will catch your keen eye.

Maybe latch on that gripping Newsbusters story on the "mysterious foliage" behind Hillary in her webcast announcement. Whaaa? That's not true either?

Doh!

Anonymous said...

I'm tearing up a little, just like the Senator.

One of the big thing's that's wrong with the Senate, he'll be seeking his fifth term in 2008, and he's still the Junior Senator.

Term limits would be great (why limit presidential terms and not those in Congress as well?), terminal limits would be even better.

hdhouse said...

So much concern shown by the far right. Tell ya what. You worry about your half of the ticket, dems will worry about our half...but in case you don't want to keep your nose clean, HEY HOW ABOUT THAT NEWT!!! (remember him? the guy who comforted his wife, in the hospital with cancer, getting a divorce...remember him?) run new run. lol

the right wing in this country is a laugh riot i'll tell ya'.

vbspurs said...

Good. Now I can take up windsurfing again.

Cheers,
Victoria

AJ Lynch said...

XWL said:

"One of the big thing's that's wrong with the Senate, he'll be seeking his fifth term in 2008, and he's still the Junior Senator."


You are right:

16 senators have served more than 25 years, 27 more than 20, 44 for two terms or more, and 57 for ten years or more. And that does not include ten or so long-serving congressman who have been elevated to Senate seats.

So basically about 65-75 senators have been there for a long, long time and are an entrenched part of the beltway elite for sure.

gj said...

Speak for yourself. As a resident of Massachusetts I am unfortunately likely to have him as my Senator for another six years. Ugh. I was so hoping that he would run for President and lose, just so we could get a Senator who actually brings some ideas to his job.

Sigh. I guess I need to wait for Teddy to retire before I can start campaigning for Senator Frank.

Mortimer Brezny said...

So now there is really only one botched vote candidate in the race: Hillary.

Edwards renounced his vote and today put a challenge to Senate Democrats in Roll Call.

Obama never voted for it.

Richardson never voted for it.

Biden and Dodd aren't in the double digits (neither is Richardson, but he negotiates treaties and peace accords, etc.)

Kerry made the Russ Feingold decision to stay where he is, and his $12.5 million, which he does not need to run for re-election, as well as his 3 million person donor list, could easily go to the highest bidder. I bet Obama is on the phone to Kerry right now, talking about how Secretrary of State Kerry makes eminent sense.

Kerry may not be President in 2008, but if there's a Democrat in the White House in 2008, you can bet Kerry will be in his/her cabinet. Look at that! I just gained respect for Kerry.

Mortimer Brezny said...

Warner/Bayh/Vilsack as VP.

Kerry as Secretary of State. (Not if Biden steals South Carolina or Richardson steals Nevada.)

These are the gambles I see.

Pogo said...

John, we hardly knew ye.

Ricardo said...

"I was so hoping that he would run for President ... just so we could get a Senator who actually brings some ideas to his job."

gj: I used the same kind of logic, when I felt that W's getting elected in 2000 would get him out of Texas. "How much damage can he do in Washington?" I said to myself. See what happens when we think we can control/predict the future?

Maxine Weiss said...

Does Hillary have a Myspace page, yet?

Peace, Maxine

Anonymous said...

See Ya! Don't let it hit you in the ass on the way out! Thank god, Teresa Heinz Kerry has only 56 ways left to stay away from the White House!

Maxine Weiss said...

Oh my goodness gracious!

Can someone do a split-screen, please?

Take a look at the difference in Hillary's makeup 1/22 vs. 1/23.

She had virtualy no lipstick on during the 1/22 video, but on 1/23 she's got tons of irridescent, shimmery pink lipstick.

It's the matte look on 1/22, but 1/23 she goes shiny glossy.

The versitility !

Maybe tonight it'll be the "Vamp" look. Perhaps a blood red lip, with a powdery plum eye?

Ain't it fun having a female presidental candidate....!

Peace, Maxine

Bissage said...

Hey, Victoria, that’s not all!

vbspurs said...

Hey, Victoria, that’s not all!

Wow, am I going to be busy!

Cheers,
Victoria

Jay said...

>We don't have the joke-botching Senator to kick around anymore.

In truth, Hillary reminds me more of Dick Nixon than John Kerry ever did.

Anonymous said...

Bissage, you forgot this and this.

vbspurs said...

Bissage, you forgot this and this.

And who can forget?

One thing's for sure.

Senator John Foster Kerry may have bowed out of the presidential arena, but he won't be sitting on his duff eating cheetos, and growing a beard, like Gore.

Cheers,
Victoria

Bissage said...

Hey, Ploorian, thanks for one of the best laughing fits I’ve had in a month! At least!!

Bissage said...

Okay, everybody, here’s what happened. First, I told Mrs. Bissage about Victoria’s clever comment and then about how Ploorian showed us even more things we can do now that Kerry has dropped out of the running. Then, Mrs. Bissage gave me express orders to post this, along with the caption: “Looks like meat’s back on the menu, boys!” (Scroll three-quarters down).

You’ve got to love Mrs. Bissage!

AJ Lynch said...

Victoria:

Hope you can afford all those sports outfits let alone the skis, the $6,000 bike and the boat!

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Victoria:
Don't forget space camp.

Zeb Quinn said...

My personal favorite Kerry picture .

It tells a whole story, it does.

LoafingOaf said...

zeb, thanks for letting me laugh at that pic again! Classic.

Here's my fave Kerry pic.

LoafingOaf said...

And here's my fave from the campaign.

vbspurs said...

Heh, Ruth Anne and Zeb -- both of you went for the same visual.

One more?

You know, these unfortunate snaps of Kerry remind me of Martina Navratilova (bear with me).

The thing of it is, the press seemed to take an inordinate pleasure in publishing photos of her that were, shall we say, less than flattering to her, face-wise.

She was no oil painting, I grant you, but man, when the press want to show you up in the worst light, they'll go after you like sharks to blood.

Just ask Dr. Dean.

Cheers,
Victoria

Anonymous said...

Senator John Foster Kerry may have bowed out of the presidential arena, but he won't be sitting on his duff eating cheetos, and growing a beard, like Gore.

JFK Mk.2 doesn't have the kind of daddy issues fatty Gore does.

Ruth Anne, I'd forgotten about his trip to KSC and the problems it created for a few civil servants there. Being allowed to use NASA in a campaign the way he did was a big no-no. But it was all worth just for those bunny suit photos.

hdhouse said...

i'd hotlink you all to my favorite bush photos but you can imagine the best one.....alfred e. neuman....

never an idiot so richly deserving the station that his idiocy produces.

Wickedpinto said...

"kerry gets the hint"

I PROMISE YOU! he does not.

NDC said...

Um, to all of you that seem to think Althouse represents the far right or even the right, I have to ask, are you kidding or are you on crack/meth/abusing prescription drugs?

Do you even know what the far right looks like?