The National Enquirer On John Kerry: Just A Gigolo?

by John Hawkins | February 11, 2004 11:32 pm

Hey, hey, hey, the latest “National Enquirer” has a story on John Kerry and since I used them as a source when I talked about Rush Limbaugh’s[1] drug problems, I don’t think it’s unfair to report their salacious gossip about Senator flip-flop.

Most of what the Enquirer came up with wasn’t new to me, but they did have some trashy and fun material that I thought was worth sharing. If you want to get the full effect, make sure to hum “I’m just a gigolo” while you’re reading this…

“(Kerry is) so vain. The first time he took Hollywood star Dana Delany home, his big move was showing her video clips taken of him in the Navy when he was in Vietnam. She never went out with him again.

He dated Morgan Fairchild and Michelle Phillips — and they’ve both donated to other Democratic candidates for 2004 election. Now what does that tell you they think of him now?”

…Kerry first ran for Congress — and lost — in 1972, nearly two years after he wed blue blood Julie Thorne, an heir to a huge Wall Street Fortune.

His dream of entering political life was finally realized when he was elected Massachusetts’ lieutenant governor in 1982, an office he ran for even though his wife was battling suicidal depression — and had been for years.

His marriage ended that year as he and Julia separated.

She later wrote two books, admitting she contemplated suicide and had lived a lonely life with Kerry.

Kerry and Julia didn’t officially divorce until 1988 and she made appearances with him when he won election to U.S. Senate in 1984.

By the late 1980s, Kerry was floundering financially without the help of a wealthy wife.

For months at a time, he found himself homeless, forced to live with lobbyist friends or his former brother-in-law David Thorne.

But his financial situation changed when he met his second wife Teresa Heinz, the widow of Pennsylvania Sen. H. John Heinz, heir to the condiment fortune. Teresa inherited $550 million from her late husband.

After Kerry and Teresa were married on May 26, 1995, he went from near-homelessness to a multi-million-dollar Boston townhouse.”

***Update #1***: For those of you coming over from The Corner[2], there is nothing in the National Enquirer about the Kerry affair that has been breaking on Drudge[3].

  1. Rush Limbaugh’s:
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