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Kerry missed work before this campaign

by Evie / August 1, 2004 11:52 PM PDT
Kerry no-show in intelligence committee
Missed 38 of 49 public hearings in 8 years

Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry missed most of the public hearings of the Senate Intelligence Committee during his eight years on the panel, according to his colleagues.

During his tenure on the committee, which provides oversight of national intelligence agencies, Kerry was absent for 38 of 49 public hearings, according to Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga.

"There's been a total avoidance of discussion of the voting record of John Kerry," said Chambliss last week, following Kerry's acceptance of the Democratic presidential nomination. "But that's not surprising. There's one area that he claims to have a lot of expertise and that's in the area of national security and on the issue of terrorism."

Chambliss said Kerry's vice presidential candidate, John Edwards, is a current member of the committee, "And I'll just tell you that in the last year and a half we haven't seen a whole lot of his running mate. And I would hope that he would agree to release to you the record of his attendance at meetings and hearings of the Senate Intelligence Committee over the last year and a half, or his total service on that committee." ...

So it seems he can't blame his campaign schedule for his lackluster attendance and attention to this Committee in previous years. One needs not wonder why he didn't stress his Intelligence Committee work in his speech the other night.

Evie Happy
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Re: Kerry missed work before this campaign
by C1ay / August 1, 2004 11:57 PM PDT
One needs not wonder why he didn't stress his Intelligence Committee work in his speech the other night.

Or any of his Senate service for that matter. He doesn't seem to be able to come up with even a small list of accomplishments. And to think that there are those that consider him presidential material...

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I honestly can't understand ...
by Evie / August 2, 2004 1:13 AM PDT

... given the man's record in the Senate, how anyone can use the term leadership and Kerry in the same breath. Not sure if it was from my linked article or another critique of his speech, but one person observed that most politicians want to distance themselves from their youthful mistakes, Kerry seems to be trying to distance himself from his life after forty!

Evie Happy

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