April 21, 2004
Kerry's Pre-Campaign Charitable Giving
Wednesday, April 21, 2004
In my prior post comparing Pres. Bush and Sen. Kerry's respective charitable giving as reported on their recent tax returns, I noted that "charitable giving knowing that one's tax returns are to be released to the public is not the best measure of a person's heart for charity." An alert reader points to a Florida Times-Union story reporting that Kerry was much more parsimonious in his giving before he considered running for the Presidency:
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Paul, you're a gentleman, and a scholar!
Posted by: Fausta | Apr 21, 2004 4:24:24 PM
This is a little late, so I don't know if anyone will read this, but there is actually a much different (not to mention much more likely) reason for the discrepancies noted here. He married Heinz in 1995 or 1996.
Posted by: Jim Thomason | Apr 30, 2004 2:41:44 PM
Actually, the fact that he married Heinz shouldn't change anything. He was making well over $100,000 a year AND LIVING WITH FRIENDS and RELATIVES in his "wandering years" of the early 1990s. In 1993, he managed to find $8,000 for an imported Ducati motorcycle (which he swapped for a Harley just before appearing on The Tonight Show). In 1993 he gave $175 to charity.
Posted by: RC | May 4, 2004 11:20:00 AM