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Kerry misses another vote

John Kerry, who served in Vietnam, cancelled a campaign appearance to make it back for some crucial vote -- and missed the vote anyway.

Somehow this is all the Republicans' fault. Apparently they're supposed to alter the way the senate does business to better allow Kerry to pretend he's still doing his job.

Sen. John Kerry yesterday canceled a day on the campaign trail and went back to the Senate in hopes of voting for veterans' health care, but Republicans pulled the rug out from under him by stalling the vote.

Kerry (D-Mass.) finally gave up about 6 p.m., complaining, "I know how this place works," and ripped what he called the failure of Republicans to extend a "courtesy" to Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle and allow a speedy vote.