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Al Gore’s lecture? Sold out. John Kerry’s? Nope.

gore.jpgThe headline says it all: No tickets remain for former vice president and 2000 Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore‘s lecture at 8 p.m. tomorrow in San Francisco’s Nob Hill Masonic Center, presented by City Arts and Lectures and the California Academy of Sciences.

kerry.jpgBut you can still score a seat to see 2004 Democratic presidential nominee U.S. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., and Teresa Heinz Kerry at 8 p.m. Thursday in San Francisco’s Herbst Theater, another City Arts and Lectures program; tickets cost $19 and are available here. They’ll be talking about their book, “This Moment on Earth: Today‚Äôs New Environmentalists and Their Vision for the Future,” which is based on their meetings with America’s environmental-protection leaders. Sure, it’s not an Oscar-winning PowerPoint presentation, but…

Posted on Monday, April 2nd, 2007
Under: Al Gore, John Kerry, U.S. Senate | No Comments »

One little word can make all the difference

kerry.jpgU.S. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., made waves last year when — at a campaign rally for flagging California guberantorial candidate Phil Angelides — he said that students who don’t study hard and get good grades “get stuck in Iraq.” What he clearly meant to say was “get US stuck in Iraq — a dig at President Bush’s average academic performance Yale, even though Kerry earned similar grades there — but Republicans quickly jumped on the comment as an insult to the troops, and damage was done.

Well, a single word’s omission came back to bite Kerry in the butt again this week, as U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., issued a statement praising Kerry, who’d just announced he’ll not run for president again in 2008. “From his earliest days in Vietnam to the Presidential Election in 2004, John Kerry has fought his country and his ideals,” Obama’s statement read.

“Fought FOR his country and his ideals?” Sure. But it’s kinda better this way, isn’t it?

Posted on Thursday, January 25th, 2007
Under: Barack Obama, Elections, General, John Kerry, U.S. Senate | No Comments »