Monday, February 09, 2004

Charity begins at the imported motorcycle shop

Bitter notes that in 1993 John Kerry gave a grand total of $135 to charity, but leaves out this important detail:

In 1993, for instance, living on a senator's salary of about $100,000, he managed to give a total of $135 to charity.
Yet that same year, he was somehow able to scrape together $8,600 for a brand-new, imported Italian motorcycle, a Ducati Paso 907 IE.

You can argue about whether or how much a public figure should give to charity, but my take is this: John Kerry doesn’t believe in religion. No man – even if he doesn’t physically attend services – would give such a pittance to his church. Oh, I’m sure Kerry writes some big checks to the Catholic Church now, but “Character is doing what's right when nobody's looking.”

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