John Kerry has spent a lifetime both fighting corruption and being targeted by the corrupt.

After his service in Vietnam, Kerry took a stance against the war and Richard Nixon targeted him for his Vietnam protest activities. President Nixon, (aka Tricky Dick) can be heard in taped conversations ordering that his staff to "take down the young demagogue" (aka John Kerry). The individual they chose to lead their attack dog was another Vietnam veteran. This same individual, although unsuccessful in thwarting Kerry and the Vietnam protest in 1971, reemerged during the 2004 presidential election to once again attack Kerry, this time with a lot of conservative money behind him. Sam Fox, recent recess apointment by George W. Bush, personally gave 50K to the "swifties". The trail of the swift-boating campaign was thinly veiled and led back to the GOP and even to White House "Rasputin" Karl Rove, who sent a letter thanking the "swift-boaters" for their help during the election.

Prior to his election as Lt. Governor of Massachusetts and his election to the United States Senate, John Kerry served as Assistant District Attorney where he initiated special units to fight organized crime and white-collar crime. He was one of the first victim advocates, starting programs to council rape victims and other crime victims. Kerry put a notorious local mobster behind bars and won convictions in other important cases, including one high profile rape case. "“I always had a prosecutor’s mind and a prosecutor’s bent," Kerry was quoted as saying in a New Yorker interview.

In the Senate, Kerry continued his war on corruption, taking on an investigatory role that led to the exposé of the Iran-Contra scandal, which was a particularly nasty episode in recent history. Accused drug runners, who were shipping guns to the Nicaraguan Contras, claimed they were under orders of the National Security Council. The implication was that the administration, or at least the National Security Council, turned a blind eye to the drug running. There were attempts to derail Kerry’s investigation, but the scandal was ultimately brought to light. President Reagan's military aide, Oliver North was tried on sixteen felony counts, convicted on three and later had all charges dismissed by the Supreme Court. Today he is a conservative commentator on Fox News. The Assistant Secretary of State for Latin America, Elliott Abrams, pleaded guilty to a felony for lying about foreign funding for the Contras. He was later pardoned by the George Bush Sr. and was appointed by George W. Bush in 2005 as National Security Advisor for Global Democracy Strategy.

During the Iran-Contra investigation, Kerry pursued the financing for the South American drug cartels and the investigation led to the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI), a powerful, international institution that was eventually exposed as a front for drug running, money laundering and terrorism. Kerry faced strong opposition from the Reagan and Bush administrations and also from powerful members of his own party who did not want him to pursue his investigation. The covert goal of the BCCI was to finance the destruction of Western influence and as part of its goal financed numerous Muslim terrorist organizations. There were alleged CIA connections and a vast web of BCCI corruption that may not be entirely known for generations. Kerry probed further and delved into the connection between drug trafficking and terrorism. In "The New War, the Web of Crime that Threatens America's Security", which Kerry wrote in 1997, he warned of the increasing threat from terrorists.

While Kerry did not win the presidency in 2004, he remains in the Senate, fighting with even more vigor, the corruption that has our country in a stranglehold. And the attacks on him continue as one might expect.

John Kerry is one tough hombre who fights for the honor of America and the American people.

"Truth is the American bottom line." - Senator John Kerry 2006
by DK Sett May 06, 2007
mofuckin cocksucka. often referred to as "trifflin," or "trippin."
"Dat bitch John Kerry be one mofuckin cocksucka."
by Jim GAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGA February 24, 2006
see idiot and liberal

The loser that thought he could beat Bush in the 2004 election. He got owned big time despite the ketchup money provided by his numbskull wife.
Some people are living in their own little claiming that John Kerry is our president.
by J April 03, 2005
Clueless turd who's possibly more pompous than Babs Streisand. Fond of the saying "DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?!".

Yes, unfortunately for you...
30 Yards Away?

John Kerry has spoken many times of his agonized presence at Game 6 of the 1986 World Series:

* "I was 30 yards away from Billy Buckner in that famous Shea Stadium game in '86." (Cite: ESPN Page 2)
* "Talking baseball on the plane, he reminisced, "I was at Shea Stadium, 30 yards from Bill Buckner," recalling the error that many consider cost the Sox the 1986 World Series." (Cite: "Sox Detour for Kerry", New York Daily News, 7/26/2004)
* "The Bay State senator says he....watched in anguish as the ball rolled through Bill Buckner's legs in the 1986 Series against the Mets." (Cite: "Bogus Bosox Fan", New York Post, 9/19/2004)
* "I was about 30 yards away from Billy Buckner when that ball wiggled away" (Cite: Kerry tries to rejuvenate his campaign, USA Today 11/24/2003)

Game 6 of the 1986 World Series was held in New York City, on the evening of October 25, 1986.


According to the Boston Globe, John Kerry was at a banquet in Boston on the evening of October 25, 1986.

Boston Globe Archive abstract:

Published on October 26, 1986
Author(s): Peter J. Howe, Globe Staff

"New Mexico's governor, who holds the highest elected post of any Hispanic nationwide, and the head of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination were given awards for political excellence last night by the Massachusetts Latino Democratic Committee.

More than 250 people -- including Gov. Dukakis, US Sen. John Kerry and an array of state Cabinet members -- attended the banquet at the World Trade Center in South Boston honoring Gov. Toney Anaya and Alex Rodriguez."

A UPI report places Senator Kerry at Game 7 of the 1986 series.

Senator Kerry has confused Lambeau Field with Lambert Field, David Ortiz with a mythical Manny Ortez, and Eddie Yost with a presumably much better Red Sox ballplayer. He has confused Michigan for Ohio State, Main Street for State Street, and "brat" for "brat".

But could he possibly have confused Game 7 for Game 6?
by Terry Heinz January 01, 2007
A loser who deserved to lose the election. His party makes lame excuses for his lost.
John Kerry did another embarrasing thing today.
by Zeratul4324 May 30, 2005
One of the greatest idiots of our time. He got royally owned by Bush in 2004, and rightly so. It`s sad how many people actually thought he should have won the election. Thank GOD he conceeded, not like Sore-Loserman.
"I have a plan. I have a plan. I have a plan. I have a plan. I have a plan. I have a plan. I have a plan. I have a plan. I have a plan. I have a plan. I have a plan. I have a plan."
by Larry Murray March 11, 2005
The person who will someday become the President of the Divided States of Embarrassment (Fortunately, still the United States of America thanks to Bush, the man who deserved to win). The "man" who will either destroy the Nation in the future, or become the President of France.
The French really love John Kerry.
by Papa Smurf May 11, 2005
Some one who would rather lie than admit they know nothing about a subject.
"I'd have to say deer. I go out with my trusty 12-gauge double-barrel, crawl around on my stomach ... That's hunting." - John Kerry after he was asked what kind of hunting he preferred

"Don't John Kerry me, you are totally full of shit"
by mikeh792 November 01, 2006
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