Beatty comes out swinging, nails Kerry on Wall Street cash, Iraq War vote
Last night, U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Beatty accomplished something that the local media and Massachusetts voters have failed to do for 24 years: He held John Kerry accountable for his dismal record, slamming the junior senator for voting in favor of the $700 billion Wall Street bailout package and for voting for the Iraq War.
Beatty condemned Kerry for taking $19 million in campaign contributions from financial giants like Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and AIG execs, then voting to make struggling taxpayers fund the golden parachutes that will keep these 21st-century robber barons in caviar and Dom Perignon for the rest of their naturals. He also called Kerry on his rude demeanor, telling Kerry to “stop laughing — it’s not funny” when Kerry laughed at criticism of his purely political vote on the Iraq War.
View highlights from the Beatty-Kerry matchup at the NECN Web site, and be sure to tune into Part II of Beatty vs. Kerry next Monday, October 27 at 1p.m. , when the candidates go at it again in a radio debate on WTKK 96.9FM.