While the furor continues over the swift boat ad, I checked into something which should be known to all who plan to cast a vote this November.
John Kerry who has cited his experience in the Senate Intelligence committee, as a qualification for his candidacy, was in attendance less than 30% of
the time over an eight year period.
His attendance this year, based on votes, in the Senate, is even worse having only 14 votes out of 114 possible as of August 2. The Senator has
received FULL compensation from the government even though their are rules which should dock his pay for the minimal work he has done for the Senate
These are just a couple of facts to ponder when considering John Kerry when you go to the polls this November.
A Bush-Cheney '04 ad released Aug. 13 accuses Kerry of being absent for 76% of the Senate Intelligence Committee's public hearings during the time
he served there. The Kerry campaign calls the ad "misleading," so we checked, and Bush is right.
Official records show Kerry not present for at least 76% of public hearings held during his eight years on the panel, and possibly 78% (the record of
one hearing is ambiguous).
The Senate Ethics Committee rejected a complaint filed against Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) for continuing to draw a paycheck despite having missed most of
the legislative session this year while campaigning for president. At the time of the filing, Kerry had voted only 14 times out of the Senate's 112
votes this year.
Secretary of the Senate Emily Reynolds was also named in the complaint, citing her responsibility to enforce the federal statute that requires she
make deductions from a senator's paycheck for absence. In a letter to American Conservative Union Chairman David Keene, Reynolds refused to enforce
the statute because her predecessors had not done so in other cases.Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
This is what Senator Kerry should be explaining, his long record representing Massachucetts in the government, not his 4+ months service in
[edit on 8/27/04 by JacKatMtn]