Master yachtsman and Anti- Embargo crusader John Kerry (tried to) Slander Felix Rodriguez
Friend-of-the-Poor John Kerry recently got nabbed trying to slip taxes on his $7 million yacht.
"Following his first public appearance since the story broke, Kerry tried to dash off to his SUV (emphasis by intransigent poster) but was intercepted by reporters who asked about the yacht controversy."
When during the Iran-Contra inquisition Senator John Kerry put Felix Rodriguez on the stand, turned on the mics and cameras and started his snide "inquiry"--rather than try to "dash" for cover--the Cuban-American Bay of Pigs vet, Che Guevara captor (and winner of the coveted the Intelligence Star for Valor from the CIA along with nine Crosses for Gallantry from the Republic of South Vietnam)--stood his ground and jumped right in John Kerry's face:
"SENATOR!" an exasperated Rodriguez blurted. "It's difficult for me to answer questions from a man I DO NOT RESPECT! Senator, my name was leaked BY YOUR Committee as being involved with drug smuggling," Rodriguez started his testimony. "I take that seriously. It affects my family, my reputation and my friends."
Kerry furrowed his (now) famous forehead and affected a stern look "You're making serious accusations here...."
"SENATOR!" shot back Rodriguez without missing a beat, "This slander was in every G*DDAMMED newspaper after your committee's last CLOSED hearing!--saying I solicited drug money for the Contras. THAT, senator Kerry, is a D*MNED LIE!!"
Kerry's forehead furrowed further. He stuttered. He started loosing it himself, rambling well off the subject, asking Rodriguez about Che Guevara (as if this had anything to do with this "hearing!") and why Rodriguez hadn't fought harder to save Che's life.
Senator!" Rodriguez snapped again "I have nothing to hide! "I'm not ashamed of anything I've done. I've battled communism since I was 17! I help the Contras, I help the Salvadoran government. I do so as a volunteer, legally and openly."
Kerry gaped. A northeastern liberal Democrat he'd always been a media darling, soft-soaped and soft-balled by that feisty "adversarial" press. Now Felix Rodriguez' tone and demeanor had the prestigious Senator seriously rattled. But Felix didn't miss a beat - naming dates and witnesses, citing documents - this upright and gallant man proceeded to demolish every accusation against him.
"Senator!" Rodriguez finally snapped, "if you're sincere, you'll put out a statement to the press about what I said here today. I INSIST that the American people know about my testimony!--about the truth!"
No such statement ever issued from Kerry's Committee.
Entire oldies intransigence here.