Monday, September 27

Letter to John Kerry

“We have an electorate that doesn’t always pay that much attention to what’s going on so people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth or what’s happening,” Sen. John Kerry told reporters after touring the Boston Medical Center yesterday.

Sen. Kerry, I'm a member of that electorate. I pay attention to what's happening because I've been interested in politics and American history since childhood. I watch CBS, NBC and ABC in the mornings, CNN in the afternoon and Fox News at night. I read my local newspaper (slightly left-leaning), the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and bloggers at The Kos and The Huffington Post. I read both conservative writers and writers like Fareed Zakaria and Thomas Friedman.

I check "facts" for myself and prefer to be told what actually happened and shown what actually was said instead of being told what someone else thinks. That's the value of Fox news, by the way -- people like Bill O'Reilly try to give two sides of facts for any issue. I don't care for hysterics, which leads me to ignore people like Coulter, Beck and Limbaugh.

I find that this kind of research still leaves me time to hold down a job that I love and care for a rather large family which includes teenagers.

I'm the descendant of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and a student of history, the Constitution and contemporary politics.

And I find your comment insulting and evidence that you speak without doing research and you don't hesitate to speak authoritatively on something you know nothing about. This doesn't surprise me because I followed your campaign for the presidency with much interest. I probably know more about you, your morals and your mind than your wife does!

You are an embarrassment to the Senate, Sir. You should have been tried and convicted of treason after you met with the Viet Cong in Paris all those years ago. YOU don't know what is happening and YOU are the one who doesn't bother to check your facts.

Your statement is a perfect illustration of the old cliche about the pot calling the kettle black.

And I'm not even a Tea Partier.....yet.