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Kerry on Faith & Other Bits

>> Thursday, October 14, 2004

We didn't get to see the dabate last night as we had a bit of a pregnancy scare. So I spent part of my morning perusing the transcripts.

Funniest quote by Kerry: On healthcare:

In fact, it's starting to fall apart not because of lawsuits – though they are a problem, and John Edwards and I are committed to fixing them

Now I find it funny that a trial lawyer who made his millions with medical malpractice lawsuits- and is highly financially supported by trial lawyers- would work to make any changes to "fix lawsuits".

Kerr'y low blow: On homosexuality:
I think if you were to talk to Dick Cheney's daughter, who is a lesbian, she would tell you that she's being who she was, she's being who she was born as.

Now, was it really necessary to say that? couldn't he have very easily said, "I think that if you were to talk to any gay person they would tell you that they are just being who they were born as." To use Cheney's daughter was unnecessary & mean spirited.

** UPDATE ** Lynne Cheney on Kerr'y remark

He is opposed to gay marriage:
I believe marriage is between a man and a woman.

Umm, any of you listening out there? No gay marriage support here.

His belief is that abortion is wrong but he won't press his faith on others. Now this is funny because his beliefs and morals seem to be behind everything else he does, from gun control, to healthcare, to national defense. And he later states,
" My faith affects everything that I do, in truth."
Hmm, so what is it then? Does your faith truly affect everything you do or does it merely affect those choices from which you can gain?

Another curious quote about faith,
"And I think that everything you do in public life has to be guided by your faith, affected by your faith, but without transferring it in any official way to other people."

So how are you being guided by your faith yet not transferring it in any way to the people? If your faith is helping you to provide solutions and safety to the country isn't it directly affecting the people?

Yet another curious statement:
President Kennedy in his inaugural address told all of us that here on Earth, God's work must truly be our own. And that's what we have to – I think that's the test of public service.

Umm, yeah. I think that negated almost everything he said about not letting faith affect the people.

Kerry spoke quite a bit about his faith and religion in this debate. It is odd to me that someone who is so steeped in his religion can say that it will not affect the way he governs.


Anonymous 10:19 AM  

I had a coworker come up to me and comment on how slimy it was of both Edwards and Kerry to bring up Cheney's daughter. "She's not running!" I thought Democrats liked lesbians. Are they now saying that they support Cheney because of his daughter?

aka_Meritt 1:02 PM  

but.... but.... what about the pregnancy!? LOL. What scare? Brenna is getting anxious to meet her Mommy and Daddy?

It IS the 14th you know! Tomorrow or Saturday is the big day. :)

Doug Halsted 2:37 PM  

Hugh Hewitt agrees with Jody

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