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KerryPool: Get Me to the Church on Time. Or Not. Edition
In these Kerry campaign pool reports, the candidate is running late. Entire reports are in the subject line in a few cases, and continue after the jump. (Includes obligatory description of what THK's wearing.)
Sent: Sunday, September 19, 2004 12:07 PM
Subject: [Kerrypool] vanessa kerry just came sprinting by
Unclear to me whether she was:
a) going out for a run
b) late for a date
c) fleeing from a fight with her father
Looks like John Kerry will arrive late to church, as is his tradition.
Sent: Sunday, September 19, 2004 11:46 AM
Subject: [Kerrypool] we are on our way to noon mass at the paulist center. pray for us. i mean, us for you. or something
Sent: Sunday, September 19, 2004 12:39 PM
Subject: [Kerrypool] starting to seem doubtful that JK is going to Noon Mass, since it's 12:39 and we remain parked on Louisburg Square. Pray, pray for us.
Sent: Sunday, September 19, 2004 1:09 PM
Subject: [Kerrypool] having missed Noon Mass at the Paulist Center, we are going to a Spanish language Mass at St Francis Chapel at the Prudential Center, run by the Marist Fathers, which are to begin at 1:15. We have left 19 Louis burg Square
Sent: Sun Sep 19 14:51:10 2004
Subject: [Kerrypool] church pool report
JK and THK attended the 1: 15 Mass at the St. Francis Center, which is a small, warm chapel inside the mall portion of the Prudential Center. It was a Spanish language Mass with a very homey feel and lots of upbeat Spanish music. JK and THK sat on the left aisle of the right set of pews. JK word a Navy blazer, beige pants and a light blue shirt. He seemed to be sporting a new haircut, but Marvin would not confirm. THK had similar beige slacks, with matching pumps -- that caused her problems walking in -- a rust colored jacket, white shirt and scarf. They held hands going in and out, and during some of the service as well.
Both Mr. and Mrs. received communion, taking the host from the priest in their hands (others took direct to mouth). They spent ample time on the kneeler.
After Mass, about 40 or 50 people from the heavily Hispanic crowd awaited the Kerrys in the anteroom, which was really a shopping mall foyer kind of thing, almost a food court, with Dunkin Donuts, Marche, Au bon Pain and Ann Taylor Loft surrounding. JK spent about 5 minutes shaking hands, then left.
We have dropped the candidate at 19, where one of the neighbors, a woman, has been agitated all day about getting her car out to take her kid somewhere; the Service seems to have been very accommodating.
We aretold we have a "soft lid" -- no more activity LIKELY today, but still possible.
Stephanie Cutter has refused to say whether Kerry is doing debate prep today.
I'm on 917 XXX XXXX if you need any more detail, though I fear I don't have much!
Sent: Sunday, September 19, 2004 9:03 PM
Subject: [Kerrypool] no, we haven't left No. 19 yet, in case you were wondering. The neighbors are T-H-R-I-L-L-E-D
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