WASHINGTON – Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry missed most of the public hearings of the Senate Intelligence Committee during his eight years on the panel, according to his colleagues.
During his tenure on the committee, which provides oversight of national intelligence agencies, Kerry was absent for 38 of 49 public hearings, according to Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga.
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Some will whine that is from a conservative source. Well, if the content is true, it should be in the New York Times as well. We know why it won’t be.
For or against war is not the issue here. This is a glaring dereliction of a representitive’s duty to his country.
And please, don’t complain about Bush being on vacation too much. A US president is never on vacation. Phones are always at his side, and the helicopters are always ready to go. I’m sure the pressure of the office is immense. If you have never been in a management position with at least 100 people underneath you, you have no idea what it’s like. I have no idea how the president is able to get to sleep at night considering the enormous work load he is under. If Bush likes to play lots of golf to keep the stress at bay, more power to him. At least he doesn’t jog the bad part of town looking for prostitutes like Slick Willie used to do when he was gov of Arkansas.