(Pronounced: [der`a-leekt])

The man who would be our first citizen actually stops campaigning to do the job he was elected to do.

So far in 2004, Kerry has missed 119 roll call votes out of 135 cast. But Monday night in Denver, the presumptive Democratic nominee decided to rip up his campaign schedule and fly back to Washington, skipping events in Albuquerque the next day to make a point.

Is this the example the man with 17 smog producing vehicles who doesn't own an SUV will set as President?

Kerry's decision meant turning his Boeing 757 jet back East, arriving in Washington after 2 a.m. It also meant foregoing a speech at the University of New Mexico on "strengthening America's investment in technology." A scheduled conference call with "leading technology experts" was scrubbed. So was a meet-and-greet with New Mexico supporters. And a Victory 2004 fund-raiser scheduled to take place at the home of a prominent supporter was canceled as well.

By my calculations Kerry fails his Senate duties 88% of the time. Any comments?

Posted by Eric Simonson at June 22, 2004 10:14 PM