Now here’s some meat, suggesting how John Kerry might think/behave in an executive position.
As Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, John Kerry authored an executive order that specifically made no provision for the civil defense of the citizens of his state.
Whereas the existing and potential strength of nuclear weapons is such that nuclear war can neither be won nor survived, it can only be prevented; and Whereas the only effective defense against the horrors of nuclear weapons lies in their elimination and in the prevention of nuclear war or attacks, [the Commonwealth of Massachusetts] shall seek to ensure the safety of its citizens by pursuit of policies reflecting a serious commitment to prevention of nuclear war.
Such policies shall include education of citizens concerning the real nature of nuclear war and efforts to influence national policy towards negotiation of an end to the nuclear-arms race.
"No funds shall be expended by the Commonwealth for crisis relocation planning for nuclear war."
So in case of nuclear attack, Massachusetts' surviving citizens--and there would be some--should simply bend over, put their heads between their legs and kiss their butts goodbye, while the state's surviving politicians do what? Hit that bunker under the state house?
Remember that Senator Kerry jumped on the Michael Moore bandwagon and suggested that he would have reacted differently than President Bush in the wake of the 9/11 attacks had he been president.
Well, it appears to me that he was telling the truth.
Which is worse? Waiting a few minutes to allow your secret service detail to have their stuff together to get you out of there? (That’s what President Bush was doing in those seven minutes.) Or suggesting that your surviving constituents be abandoned in case of another sort of attack?
This is the type of fact that should be considered when making that voting decision.
(Thanks to LGF)
NOTE: I realize that some have problems with NewsMax and its authenticity. I'm searching the web for a corroborating source. However, such an executive order is difficult to fabricate out of thin air.
UPDATE: Check this source from the Massachusetts Trial Court Libraries (Thanks, David!)
MORE: Check out Massachusetts Executive Order 31, the law that was superceded by the one above.
UPDATE: As usual, Allah gets to the point much quicker than I do.