Sunday, September 19, 2004

With all those advisors, why can't Lurch's team find anyone to do staff work?

Another tall tale: Kerry again presents a fudged story
UNTIL WE reported it last month, John Kerry had frequently gone on the stump and exaggerated a New Hampshire woman’s story to make her health insurance situation appear worse than it really was. He has since stopped telling that fib. Alas, he found a new one.

At an August 27 event in Daly City, Calif., Kerry was introduced by a woman named Lori Guy. She said that after her employer cut her pay in 2000, she piled up huge credit card bills and was regularly charged late-payment fees. Kerry used her story to attack President Bush for not protecting the middle class. He then claimed he would prevent credit card companies from charging large fees.

Sad story. Except, the San Jose Mercury News interviewed Guy after the event. Her tale is not so sad after all. She told the paper that she is still with the same company, and after several raises makes more money than ever before. Since all of this happened within the span of the last four years, her real story is that during the Bush administration she went from being heavily in debt to being in the best finanical shape of her life. Funny that John Kerry never mentioned that.
Mercury News story here after annoying but free registration.