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Hypocrisy thy name is Te-RAY-zah

Te-RAY-zah Heinz Kerry gave a glowing speech in Boston where she called for a more civil discourse in American politics. Then after the speech, she told a reporter to "SHOVE IT!"

It all started when a reporter for the Pittsburgh Tribune Review asked hr to clarify some of her statements. She had called some of the things going on in politics "un-American." When the reporter asked for a clarification, she denied saying it. The problem is, the whole episode was caught on tape.

The AP has the story

Shove It,' Heinz Kerry Says to Journalist

BOSTON, July 25 -- Teresa Heinz Kerry urged home-state delegates to the Democratic National Convention to restore a more civil tone to politics, then minutes later told a journalist to "shove it."

"We need to turn back some of the creeping, un-Pennsylvanian and sometimes un-American traits that are coming into some of our politics," the wife of Democratic candidate Sen. John F. Kerry (Mass.) told fellow Pennsylvanians on Sunday night at a Massachusetts Statehouse reception.

Minutes later, Colin McNickle, editorial page editor of the conservative Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, questioned her on what she meant by the term "un-American," according to a tape of the encounter recorded by Pittsburgh station WTAE-TV.

Heinz Kerry said, "I didn't say that" several [6 -ed] times to McNickle. She turned to confer with Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell and others.

When she faced McNickle again a short time later, he continued to question her, and she replied, "You said something I didn't say. Now shove it."

The video is hysterical. She pushed her way over to the guy in very 'uncivil' huff. Then she blamed right-wingers for her outburst. Typical liberal stupidity.

Updates below the fold

AND for the "Hypocrisy Daily Double" I should note that the woman who was complaining about "Un-American traits" creeping into politics, has Michael Moore speaking at her convention.

AND the California Yankee reminds us that the call for civil discourse came too late for her husband after he said of the Bush administration: "These guys are the most crooked, you know, lying group of people I've ever seen. "


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Comments (5)

Hmmm. Let's see: foreign ... (Below threshold)

Hmmm. Let's see: foreign born, reared overseas, never attended an American school, primary contacts with us little people are her cook, her maid, her gardener, and her chauffer. Now that's exactly the kind of person who should be lecturing me about being un-American.

Presumeably the American virtue to which she's appealing is knowing our place.

Good one Dave. I couldn't a... (Below threshold)

Good one Dave. I couldn't agree more.
This is going to be better than any sitcom re-run on don't you think??

What I love is the fact tha... (Below threshold)

What I love is the fact that she spoke to her advisors and then went back for a second confrontation. This tells me that it was a calculated decision by the billionaire foreigner (who was raised a privileged white in a Portuguese colony that oppressed blacks) to attack an an American working-stiff just doing his job.

I blogged on this furhter.

Cheney Dismisses Critic ... (Below threshold)

Cheney Dismisses Critic With Obscenity (Washington Post, June 25, 2004)

A brief argument between Vice President Cheney and a senior Democratic senator led Cheney to utter a big-time obscenity on the Senate floor this week. On Tuesday, Cheney, serving in his role as president of the Senate, appeared in the chamber for a photo session. A chance meeting with Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (Vt.), the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, became an argument about Cheney's ties to Halliburton Co., an international energy services corporation, and President Bush's judicial nominees. The exchange ended when Cheney offered some crass advice. "Fück yourself," said the man who is a heartbeat from the presidency.

The Bumbling Communicator (The Atlantic, Sept. 6, 2001)

...In 1987 at a Dallas restaurant, Bush, apparently drunk, approached a table occupied by Al Hunt, of The Wall Street Journal, Judy Woodruff, of CNN, and their four-year-old son, and burst out with, "You no good fûcking sonofabitch, I will never forget what you wrote!" Hunt had omitted the name of Bush's father from a list of possible presidential candidates he had sent in to Washingtonian magazine—because Vice President Bush had yet to declare his candidacy. The dark side of Bush thus revealed should not be surprising....

adaplant, did either of tho... (Below threshold)

adaplant, did either of those gentleman just a give a speech decrying corse language before they said that?


Then you don't freaking get the point.






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