U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry, who was scorched in his 1996 campaign for making only piddling donations to charity, apparently hasn’t gotten any more generous since deciding he wanted to become president.
At a recent charity event for Holy Name Parish School in West Roxbury, Kerry was among a slew of politicians, businesses and others who chipped in items for a “Reach for the Stars” auction.
So what did Kerry offer?
An 8 x 10 autographed photo – of himself.
The winning bid was a grand total of $18, according to sources. That would pay for about one chapter of a textbook.
I remember the year that Vice President Al Gore wrote off a whopping $150 in donations to charity. It is amazing that people who are so generous with tax payers money are so stingy with their own.