From USA Today: “Kerry touts his record in the Senate”
An Associated Press study found that Kerry has been lead sponsor on eight bills that passed Congress: Five ceremonial bills, two related to fishing and marine research, and one offering grants to small businesses owned by women.The USAT article neglects to mention Kerry’s rank absenteeism, including the documented fact that he missed 76% of all Senate Intelligence Committee meetings between 1993 and 2001:
Kerry points out that most meetings of the Intelligence Committee are closed and attendance records of those meetings aren't public, hinting that his attendance might have been better at the non-public proceedings. But Kerry could ask that his attendance records be made public, and hasn't.Isn’t this the same guy who said: “Judge me by my record?” Please, GOP debate team, don’t forget this one.
Extra – Right on time, here's a new web site examines Kerry’s Senate career, such as it is.
Special blogger inside joke – Mark Kilmer is fond of noting about Kerry: “He still hasn't mentioned fisheries, perhaps the only policy area about which he should probably be somewhat knowledgeable.” Now you know why (if you didn’t already).