To be fair, this recognition of John Kerry’s remarkable career as a human representative of the genus Mustelidae is probably years too late. As you can see here and here, Kerry’s weasel credentials as proven by his Ethics Alarms dossier are outstanding. Most recently, Kerry mouthed some boilerplate climate change blather as the Biden administration’s “special envoy.” Before that, Kerry caught my attention by warning an audience that if Donald Trump was re-elected, there would be a “revolution” (speaking of ‘fear speech’!) and implying that the 2004 Presidential election was stolen from him by nefarious means.These, however, were standard fare for a career mediocrity and lifetime weasel; Kerry had established his bona fides long ago.
After all, he rose to political prominence by calling his former brothers in arms still fighting in the jungles of Vietnam war criminals. When he first ran for the Senate in Massachusetts, his campaign literature was festooned with shamrocks to appeal to the large Irish contingent in the state. Kerry isn’t Irish. Memorably, when called on the fact that he was running against President George Bush as a critic of the Iraq War despite having voted for it in the Senate, Kerry said, “I was against the war before I was for it.”
And you know me: I’ll never forget or forgive that when Kerry was flubbing his run for President against Bush and claiming to be a die-hard Red Sox fan (as the Sox had finally banished their “curse” by winning the World Series), he was asked who his his favorite Sox player was and answered “Manny Ortiz,” a freakish hybrid of the two prime sluggers on the 2004 team. In more substantial matters, Kerry broke the law by negotiating with Iran during the Trump administration, though the mainstream media whirled like dervishes trying to deny it.
There is much, much more. Though the Democrats have offered up some truly terrible people as candidates for President in recent cycles, Kerry is the worst of the worst. He makes Mike Dukakis look like Winston Churchill. He makes Hillary Clinton seem like Eleanor Roosevelt. Even Joe Biden, before he started leaking IQ points, looks relatively trustworthy in comparison to Kerry.
This week, however, came the capper. In 1971, Kerry told WRC-TV on November 6, 1971, that he returned his Bronze Star, Silver Star, and three Purple Hearts that had he received for his combat service because he believed the war was shameful, and , as he said later that year, “this administration forced us to return our medals because beyond the perversion of the war, these leaders themselves denied us the integrity those symbols supposedly gave our lives.” Indeed, Kerry led a protest of anti-war veterans in Washington, D.C. in which “many veterans were seen throwing their medals and ribbons over the fence in front of the U.S. Capitol.”
Yet when he attended King Charles’ coronation festivities this week, he was dressed thusly…
Ethics Alarms congratulates John Kerry on the distinction of being named the first Ethics Alarms Lifetime Weasel. He could not be more deserving.
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John Kerry won a Bronze Star, a Silver Star and three Purple Hearts? Really? While shooting Super 8 movies of him with an M-1 or something? The swift boat guys successfully smeared a record like that?
Are you allowed to wear those medals with a civilian suit?
I prefer calling Kerry John Heinz 57.
My understanding is yes. https://www.military.com/benefits/records-and-forms/wearing-of-military-awards.html
Yes, you are.
As pointed out above, it is permissible to wear military honors on civilian clothes. Kerry, however, is absolutely estopped to wear them. You would think he didn’t have them anymore, having thrown them over the fence in protest over US involvement in Vietnam. Or, was that just for show, like everything else that awful human does, has done, and will always do?
You forgot being the ‘climate czar’ despite racking up 180.000 miles, many of it on a private jet, in 1 year. He also has at least 5 homes and 30 vehicles. His ‘carbon footprint’ is estimated to be over 400x that of my entire family, yet he lectures people like me to do more. He has refused Congressional oversight of his budget until after the 2024 election.
That too. It’s impossible to list all of Kerry’s qualifications in a reasonably short post.
one minute left, happy VE day.
“I was against wearing my medals before I was for it.” JK has broken faith with his service and his brothers-in-arms so many times I can’t keep up.
You can buy both real and commemorative medals at sites like medals of America.com. Anything except the Medal of Honor.
I just replaced my Marine Corp good conduct medal recently.
If he did throw his medals away, he could easily replace them.