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Kerrys to divest some holdings
Boston Globe, by Bryan Bender

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Posted By:heartsurgeon, 1/23/2013 5:51:08 PM

WASHINGTON -- Senator John F. Kerry and his wife have agreed that should he become secretary of state they will divest nearly 100 separate investments in the United States and abroad -- ranging from oil companies to weapons makers and a Chinese food company -- in an effort to avoid conflicts of interest, according to a copy of his so-called ethics agreement. “I am committed to the highest standards of ethical conduct for government officials,” Kerry wrote in the agreement with the State Department’s ethics office. “...
Headline corrected by staff

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you need to read the actual PDF of what Kerry is proposing, and have a law degree to figure out what it might mean. It looks like he can get a waiver for anything (presumably from Obama?, Justice Department?), and "divest" doesn´t mean "get rid of" . And what does the phrase "direct and predictable effect on my financial interests" mean?? This thing is leakier than a sinking boat. Which raises the next question, has he paid those boat taxes yet??

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: stablemoney, 1/23/2013 5:57:30 PM     (No. 9135084)

John Kerry wasn´t concerned about ethics when he threw someone else´s medals over the fence, or scratched himself and applied for purple hearts.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bkt23, 1/23/2013 6:02:21 PM     (No. 9135096)

Compare and contrast Kerry´s upcoming treatment by the far-left and the media (but I repeat myself) with the treatment Cheney got in the context of Haliburton.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lakerman1, 1/23/2013 6:10:21 PM     (No. 9135115)

When Kery ran for president in 2004, his billionaire wife told us that her investments were none of our business.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: wsdiego, 1/23/2013 6:15:57 PM     (No. 9135124)

He will never be able to divest being a traitor!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JAN, 1/23/2013 6:21:48 PM     (No. 9135141)

Be nice if he divested his relationship with Soros.

Oh well, I can dream.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: fiddle ed, 1/23/2013 6:27:30 PM     (No. 9135149)

Throw them over the fence at the White House.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 1/23/2013 6:30:28 PM     (No. 9135154)

I don´t believe that the fraudster has yet paid the MA sales tax due on his yacht purchase of a year or two ago. Correct me if I am wrong. Is it still berthed in RI? If yes, then he hasn´t.

I am guessing that Theresa has her toyboy on a short lease when it comes to mid-life crisis purchases. So he has to budget somehow - in spite of the fact that he married into a massive fortune. So tax avoidance (or more accurately tax evasion) is one of Jon´s budgeting tools.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: reilly, 1/23/2013 6:42:18 PM     (No. 9135174)


Muffy, how thoughtful! I´m so glad your first husband was a rich Republican Senator!


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Reply 9 - Posted by: farmwife, 1/23/2013 6:55:22 PM     (No. 9135191)

Yeah, right John. Have you ponied up the taxes on that yacht, yet? Tell us more about how ethical you are.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: iamtinman, 1/23/2013 7:26:30 PM     (No. 9135225)

John Kerry is a disgusting human being who deserves jail time not political office.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 1/23/2013 7:28:44 PM     (No. 9135232)

Kerry saying something and Kerry doing something are often two totally different things...

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Reply 12 - Posted by: enuf8, 1/23/2013 7:52:45 PM     (No. 9135256)

I suppose the getting rid of all appearances of conflicts of interest doesn´t go as far as Insider Trading. I believe he was on the list of fat cats and used Te-raz-aH´S MONEY when he got wind of tidbits due to him being a "Senator".

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Reply 13 - Posted by: LouD, 1/23/2013 8:51:00 PM     (No. 9135331)

Oil companies? Weapons makers? This hypocritical worm actually has the gall to admit he is involved in those anti-liberal activities, and then wants to take our guns away, and use less oil? Disgusting dog doody piece of garbage.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: MickTurn, 1/24/2013 10:50:42 AM     (No. 9136331)

They are dumping them because his pal Obie has ruined the companies chances of making any profit. It´s as simple as that.

Another fine example of Libs playing the market to get richer while middle class Americans can´t find jobs...does anyone see a pattern here?

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