Thursday, October 28, 2004

Bush upsets JFK's daughter

October 28, 2004

CAROLINE Kennedy Schlossberg, daughter of the late US president John F. Kennedy, today urged current President George W. Bush not to invoke her father's name in his campaigning against Democratic rival John Kerry.

Mr Bush attacked Mr Kerry in Wisconsin yesterday, saying: "His record not only stands in opposition to me, but in opposition to the great tradition of the Democrat Party of America.

"The party of Franklin Roosevelt, and Harry Truman, and John Kennedy is rightly remembered for confidence and resolve in times of crisis.

Senator Kerry has turned his back on 'pay any price' and 'bear any burden' and he has replaced those commitments with 'wait and see' and 'cut and run'," Mr Bush said.

Ms Kennedy Schlossberg took exception to such rhetoric.

"It's hard for me to listen to President Bush invoking my father's memory to attack John Kerry. Senator Kerry has demonstrated his courage and commitment to a stronger America throughout his entire career," she said.

"President Kennedy inspired and united the country and so will John Kerry.

"President Bush is doing just the opposite. All of us who revere the strength and resolve of President Kennedy will be supporting John Kerry on Election Day," Ms Kennedy Schlossberg said in a statement.


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