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Senator Kerry's lies are scary!
by Mark Neckameyer


October 25, 2004

John F. Kerry might really might become president of the United States next week.  He based much of his campaign on being more honest, promising to be more truthful and candid with the American people than has .. his interpretation, George W. Bush.  So why has he been caught in so many ridiculous tall stories, gross exaggerations and even boldfaced lies?  Is he deep down a pathological liar?
The latest Kerry doesn't tell the truth episode has to do with his often repeated claim ... even said it during the first Presidential Debate .. that he personally had met with all the UN Security Council members prior to voting in the Senate on the use of force in Iraq in the Fall of 2002.  He said the same thing several other places including at the Unity Conference.  He did not meet with all the UN Security Council and in news stories out today, turns out he met with at best four or five members if that many.  This is an exaggeration ... maybe a lie.
There have been many other outrageous statements by the junior Senator from Massachusetts.  Do you remember these;

~ The famous and now debunked claim "seared into his memory" of having spent Christmas 1968 in Cambodia.

~ He often claimed to have been close to the field during Game 6 of the 1988 World Series, tells a dramatic story about the event when he was actually at a banquet that evening.

~ He told stories about running the Boston Marathon.  When questioned he could not remember which year he ran and a thorough check of the records does not show him ever registering to run in that race.

~ He has always pretended that the "Kerry" name was Irish, a plus in heavily Irish Boston politics.  The truth is the name "Kerry" was adopted by the Senator's Jewish paternal Grandfather.  Confronted with this version, Kerry said he did not know anything about his Grandfather's real name.

~ In Field & Stream this month he brags about killing an 8-point buck and having seen a 16-point buck ...

The exact quote; F&S What's the biggest deer you ever killed?

Kerry: Probably an 8-pointer, something like that. Nothing terribly big...I once had an incredible encounter with the most enormous buck - I don't know, 16 points or something. It was just huge. And I failed to pull the trigger at the right moment. I was hunting down in Massachusetts, on the Cape.
Both of these statements are highly improbable; An 8-point buck would have been huge.  A 16-pointer almost pre-historically gigantic and in densely populated Cape Cod???  Give us a break!
Remember his "Flying Dog" Story?  "When I was serving on a Swiftboat in Vietnam, my crewmates and I had a dog we called VC. We all took care of him, and he stayed with us and loved riding on the Swiftboat deck. I think he provided all of us with a link to home and a few moments of peace and tranquility during a dangerous time. One day as our Swiftboat was heading up a river, a mine exploded hard under our boat. After picking ourselves up, we discovered VC was MIA. Several minutes of frantic search followed after which we thought we'd lost him. We were relieved when another boat called asking if we were missing a dog. It turns out VC was catapulted from the deck of our boat and landed confused, but unhurt, on the deck of another boat in our patrol.

Hey, happens all the time in Disney movies. This has the sound of a story that has been embellished over the years; a great dinner anecdote, but obviously untrue.
When Kerry lies and fabricates these tall tails, even his loyal followers  must begin to doubt other things like; did Kerry really mention Mary Cheney's sexual preference in that last debate to emphasize the love the Cheney family has for her?  And did he really always have the same version of his plans for Iraq?
If this was a co-worker trying to fool us with stories like this or if this was a somewhat ditzy, elderly relative dressing up an otherwise ordinary life history, we would nod our heads and pay little attention.  John Kerry intends to become the most powerful man in the world.  Please, voters.  Don't let him pull the wool over your eyes on November 2nd!
Mark Neckameyer
Irvine, CA - USA



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