It’s sort of like his lucky CIA hat…
SANTA FE, United States (AFP) – Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry hailed Christopher Reeve as “America’s hero” and vowed to drive on the dead Superman actor’s crusade for stem-cell research.
…Kerry said the last time he heard from Reeve was on Saturday, when the actor left a message on his cellphone, enthused by the Massachusetts senator’s decision to raise stem-cell research in Friday’s second presidential debate.Oh really?
WHO TV (Des Moines) October 11th, 2004 – According to sources close to the actor, Reeve died Sunday. The actor fell into a coma on Thursday after going into cardiac arrest at his New York home.
It’s true – Kerry will say ANYTHING to get elected…
Update: WHO Des Moines appears to be the only one reporting he went into a coma on Thursday. ABC, CNN, and others are reporting that he had a heart attack at his Pound Ridge, New York, home on Saturday during treatment for an infected bedsore wound. He fell into a coma and never regained consciousness. CNN puts it this way:
Kerry’s cellphone is a little less magical, now it’s just a bit suspect…
Update 2: WHO Des Moines has removed their reference to “Thursday,” but has not noted a correction. As has been noted in the comments, a call between Kerry and Reeves has not been proved or disproved.
That the Kerry camp couldn’t even wait until the corpse was cold to use Reeve’s memory for their own purposes is not in dispute… Via Drudge and James Taranto:
Edwards – “When John Kerry is president, people like Christopher Reeve are going to walk. Get up out of that wheelchair and walk again”