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  • America Votes

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    Sunday, October 31, 2004

    Boo! It's a politician 

    Sen. John Kerry poked his head into the press cabin of his campaign plane tonight, remarking on the plastic bats hanging over the doorways and the lighted skeleton over the bar as well as the flight attendants' orange-and-black witch outfits. "You guys look great," Kerry said with a broad grin.

    (Aside: What would Bill Clinton have said? Grrrrr.)

    Asked what he was dressed as, Kerry shrugged. "My costume is future president - I don't know."

    Kerry was puzzled, turning to a flight attendant. "I was looking for my pumpkins," he said, referring to the gourds he purchased in Ohio earlier in the month. Apparently the candidate was unaware that the FAA had cited the charter company for "unsecured pumpkins" and ordered them removed. "I got them so we could carve them and have them tonight - jack-o-lanterns," Kerry said.

    It's probably just as well. Would the Secret Service have allowed knives around a possible president?

    posted by Thomas Fitzgerald at 10:07 PM



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