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

HIMSELF!

(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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SavageGrl

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

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Answers (15)
  • You want more entertaining stories about his ego, read Michael Medveds book "Right Turns"
    Carpy

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

  • – collapse

    sleep

    Anonymous

    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.

    tabekat

    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...
    agentwanda

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

  • Lovely...
    Jambo4

    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!!
    LoriKeet

    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.

    Natesmom507

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

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

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

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

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    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

    LoriKeet

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

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