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John Kerry (D) Rents Out 2000-Seat Boston Symphony Hall to Celebrate The Person He Loves The Most…


(Boston Herald)- Battle-weary Bay State Democrats are getting squeezed by U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry this Christmas, as the nation’s richest senator puts the arm on cash-strapped party donors to fill his campaign war chest — even though he’s not up for re-election for another four years.

“I think people feel very tapped-out,” said Phil Johnston, former Massachusetts Democratic Party chairman, who is helping to organize Kerry’s Dec. 13 gala. Johnston, who said he is seeing steady ticket sales, still expects a full house.

“It’s a mea- sure of John Kerry’s strength among Democrats that this event should be hugely successful,” he said.

Kerry put up $85,000 in campaign cash to rent the 2,000-seat Boston Symphony, where Boston Pops maestro Keith Lockhart, singer James Taylor and actor-director Ben Affleck are expected to appear.

Boston University pol-itical professor Thomas Whalen said the extravagant blowout — meant to celebrate Kerry’s 25 years in the Senate and 45 years of public service — could be a turnoff to struggling Bay Staters.

“The symbolism really works against him, which is typical of Kerry,” Whalen said. “It doesn’t exactly portray him as a man of the people. He could inadvertently tick off a lot of supporters given that a lot of people are going through a tough time.”

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Asked by SavageGrl at 1:12 PM on Nov. 27, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • You want more entertaining stories about his ego, read Michael Medveds book "Right Turns"

    Answer by Carpy at 1:20 PM on Nov. 27, 2010

  • – collapse



    Answer by Anonymous at 1:20 PM on Nov. 27, 2010 (hidden) + expand

  • Gal51

    Answer by Gal51 at 1:21 PM on Nov. 27, 2010

  • Like so many politicians on both sides of the aisle he is out of touch with his constituents and what they are going through right now.


    Answer by tabekat at 1:25 PM on Nov. 27, 2010

  • More blatant hypocrisy, the "haves" keep spending and the "have nots" are NOT their problem...

    Answer by agentwanda at 2:25 PM on Nov. 27, 2010

  • Lovely...

    Answer by Jambo4 at 3:23 PM on Nov. 27, 2010

  • WHY does the "average person" continue to financially support tools like Kerry?! I understand why liberal elites do, but I don't understand the people who send in $20, $50 or $100--especially in THIS economic mess!!

    Answer by LoriKeet at 3:45 PM on Nov. 27, 2010

  • After what that JERK did to the Viet Nam vets, nothing he does surprises me.


    Answer by Natesmom507 at 4:16 PM on Nov. 27, 2010

  • Right Natesmom, my brothers as you know, really despise him.

    Answer by Carpy at 4:50 PM on Nov. 27, 2010

  • Right Natesmom, my brothers as you know, really despise him.

    Yet my mother's twin brother who served in Vietnam around the same time he did (1963-66), campaigns for him, sends him donations, and talks of him as if he were a god!!! UGH! And ALL because he lives in the same town and he served in Vietnam. Yeah, it doesn't take much for my family to vote Democrat! LOL


    Answer by LoriKeet at 5:51 PM on Nov. 27, 2010

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