CATSUP, PICKLES AND THE RADICAL LEFT
Tue Apr 6, 2004 21:55
CATSUP, PICKLES AND THE RADICAL
by Paul R. Hollrah
Maria Teresa Thiersten Simoes-Ferreira Heinz Kerry was born in Mozambique, the
daughter of a Portuguese physician, and was educated in Switzerland and South
Africa. Fluent in five languages, she was working as a United Nations
interpreter in Geneva in the mid-60's when she met a handsome young American,
H. John Heinz, III, who worked at a bank in Geneva. He told her his family was
"in the food business."
They were married in 1966 and returned to Pittsburgh where his family ran the
giant H.J. Heinz food company. He was elected to the U.S. House of
Representatives in 1971, and in 1976 he was elected to the first of three
terms in the United States Senate.
Senator H. John Heinz was a friend of mine - not a close friend, not a golfing
buddy, but a friend nonetheless. The last time I saw him alive was, oddly
enough, in the men's restroom at the Maverick Steakhouse, a favorite nighttime
eatery and watering hole for politicians and lobbyists in Harrisburg,
The senator was standing at a wash basin, drying his hands, when I entered the
room. When he turned and saw me he rushed toward me, threw his arms around me,
and said, "Paul, it's good to see you!" All I could do was mumble, "Senator,
do you really think we should be seen hugging each other in a men's restroom?"
He didn't think so, and neither did I, but we shared a good
laugh over his impromptu display of affection.
Several years later, in 1991, he was killed when his plane collided with a Sun
Oil Company helicopter over a Philadelphia suburb - the same helicopter that I
often used to travel between Philadelphia and Washington, DC. The senator, his
pilot and co-pilot, and both of Sun's helicopter pilots were killed. He was
survived by his wife, Teresa, and their three young sons.
Four years later, after inheriting Heinz's $500 million fortune, she married
Senator John Forbes Kerry, the liberal junior senator from Massachusetts. She
became a registered Democrat and the process of her radicalization was set in
Heinz Kerry is not shy about telling people that she required Kerry to sign a
pre- nuptial agreement before they were married. John Kerry may not have
check-writing privileges on the Heinz catsup and pickle fortune, but he is
certainly a willing and uncomplaining beneficiary of it. A lot of hard-earned
money, made through many years of hawking catsup, pickles, and soup, has
fallen into the hands of two people who despise successful entrepreneurship
and who believe in the confiscatory redistribution of wealth.
So how does Mrs. Heinz Kerry spend John Heinz's money? Just one example:
According to the G2 Bulletin, an online intelligence newsletter of
WorldNetDaily, in the years between 1995-2001 she gave more than $4 million to
an organization called the Tides Foundation. And what does the Tides
Foundation do with John Heinz's
It supports numerous anti-war groups, including Ramsey Clark's International
Action Center. Clark has offered to defend Saddam Hussein when he's tried.
It supports the Democratic Justice Fund, a joint venture of the Tides
Foundation and billionaire hate-monger George Soros. The Democratic Justice
Fund seeks to ease restrictions on Muslim immigration from "terrorist" states.
It supports the Council for American-Islamic Relations, whose leaders are
known to have close ties to the terrorist group, Hamas.
They support the National Lawyers Guild, organized as a communist front during
the Cold War era. One of their attorneys, Lynne Stewart, has been arrested for
helping a client, Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, communicate with terror cells in
Egypt. He is the convicted mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
It supports Planned Parenthood, the National Abortion Rights Action League,
and the Abortion Action Project.
It supports the most violent of all homosexual action groups, ACT-UP.
It supports the "Barrio Warriors," a radical Hispanic group whose primary goal
is to return all of Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas to Mexico.
These are but a few of the radical groups that benefit, through the anonymity
provided by the Tides Foundation, from the generosity of our would-be first
lady - the wealthy widow of Republican senator John Heinz, and now the wife of
senator who aspires to be the 44th President of the United States.
If voters will only try to imagine a woman such as Teresa Heinz Kerry, the
fairy godmother of the radical left, laying her head on a pillow each night
just inches from the President of the United States, hopefully they will
decide that the only way these two will ever be allowed into the White House
is with an engraved invitation in hand.
As I recall that somewhat embarrassing chance meeting in the men's restroom at
the Maverick Steakhouse in Harrisburg, instead of mumbling some inane nonsense
about getting caught in a friendly embrace, I wish now that I'd had the good
to whisper in his ear, "John! Go home! Get a lawyer! Change your will!"
But, of course, we didn't know her then, did we?