Skip to comments.John Kerry's Katrina Aid Arrives Late
Posted on 09/12/2005 2:27:31 PM PDT by rightalien
Billionaire Democratic Sen. John Kerry has finally sent his own aid package to hurricane-ravaged New Orleans more than two weeks after the storm hit - and a week after most of the city had been successfully evacuated by the Bush administration.
Kerry traveled to New Orleans on Monday aboard a UPS Boeing 757 loaded with 5,000 bottles of baby formula, 5,000 pairs of sneakers and an array of cleaning supplies, the Associated Press said. "Everything that any of us can do is so welcome, and it provides just a little bit of help at an extraordinary time," the Massachusetts Democrat told the AP.
But rather than pay for the aid using his wife's ketchup fortune - which the Los Angeles Times estimated last year at over a billion dollars - Kerry's aid package was donated by Boston's Children's Hospital, the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans and the New Balance sneaker company.
UPS donated the plane, the flight crew and fuel, trucks and drivers to transport the goods to Logan International Airport and then to disperse them to Baton Rogue and Lafayette, La.
It's not clear what, if anything, Sen. Kerry paid for.
He was planning on being affable, what more would anyone want.
Another photo oops from John Kerry?
Just like he behaved on 9/11 - stunned silence 'til he was told how to react.
Just think, in two years he will have been stuck in the Superdome with all the "poor folks" and watched his shanty get flooded because of Bush's incompetence.
I've heard it said that Kerry throws nickels around like they were manhole covers.
Baton Rogue, eh?
Typical Democrat -- giving away resources provided by other people.
Who the heck's left in NO to use this stuff?
If you haven't heard, he was in Vietnam.
"No man works as hard for his money than the one who marries it."
The occasional crackhead.
John Kerry took two weeks to arrange his flight plan.
Imagine what would've happened if he'd been in charge of the relief, recover, and rescue...
like Dick Gregory, Sen. Kerry is a genuine American hero, and his being there should just be enough for the evacuees formerly known as refugees ;)
Hey no stealing the words of a Great American about another Great American to describe a clueless fop.
It's stories like this that makes me think I voted for the wrong guy.......NOT!!!!
Why he took the effort to get on the plabe, and
spend al the time flying there, and then,...
oh, Herculean of efforts...he lifted his arm,
and waved for the cameras!
And he didn't even get any frequent flyer miles
for it!...oh, the sacrifice... :o)
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