Tuesday, March 08, 2005
Oh, how we've missed Maria Teresa Thierstein Simoes-Ferreira Heinz Kerry (deep gasp for breath) aka The Ketchup Queen. After months of exile into relative obscurity following her husband's resounding defeat in November, she emerged from the Flying Squirrel in Seattle.
Her comments at a lunch for Representative Adam Smith were classic Ketchup Queen - the same kind that drew even more fire into the sinking ship that was the Lurch-Breck Girl 2004 Presidential Campaign.
(Memo to Representative Adam Smith: Dude, call your booking agent. Surely you can do better than this.)
Some of the better quotes:
On her campaign efforts:
"When I put out, I put out."
"Once John had his nomination, the Republicans spent $90 million to destroy his reputation."
Let's not mention the untold millions poured into the democratic attack machine by George Soros, Moveon.org, and others. Politics is a contact sport.
On the counting of the votes:
"Two brothers own 80 percent of the machines used in the United States," Heinz Kerry said. She identified both as "hard-right" Republicans. She argued that it is "very easy to hack into the mother machines."
The Ketchup Queen knows about as much about hacking into voting machines as she does about flying coach class.
"We in the United States are not a banana republic," added Heinz Kerry. She argued that Democrats should insist on "accountability and transparency" in how votes are tabulated.
"I fear for '06, I don't trust it the way it is right now."
The only thing you had to offer in '04 was fear. I don't think it will play well in '06 either.
On the role of a church in an election:
"You cannot have bishops in the pulpit -- long before or the Sunday before the election -- as they did in Catholic churches, saying it was a mortal sin to vote for John Kerry."
The Ketchup Queen failed to provide any specific example to support her allegation - a common leftist tactic. The charge is far more important than actual evidence. The fact is Lurch's politics did not match his professed religious beliefs. People called him on it. Its called accountability. Get used to it.
I really have other more important and substantial things to post on this morning, but I couldn't resist Maria Teresa Thierstein Simoes-Ferreira Heinz Kerry (deep gasp for breath). It's been a long time, Mama T. Welcome back. We've missed you.