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Kerry Camp's Mole in the Bush White House?
NewsMax.com ^ | 3/01/04 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff

Posted on 03/01/2004 9:43:23 PM PST by kattracks

First Lady wannabe Teresa Heinz Kerry had a good friend inside the Bush White House - former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill, who, after he was fired, wrote a book that painted the president as an ignoramus who was itching to go to war with Iraq.

"I have to mention how proud I am to share this podium today with my friend . . . fellow Pittsburgher, Paul O'Neill," Mrs. Kerry said while delivering the commencement address at Carnegie Mellon University last May.

"Paul is a decisive, intelligent man who speaks his mind, and I have always admired that about him," added the woman whose husband was seeking to depose O'Neill's ex-boss.

The admiration was apparently mutual. O'Neill served with Heinz Kerry on the Heinz Center Board of Trustees from 1996 through 2000, where the two shared a passion for environmental activism.

After he was sacked by Bush in 2002, O'Neill began working on his White House expose, "The Price of Loyalty," which was seized on by Kerry backers when it was released this January.

Much to the delight of the ketchup heiress and her friends, O'Neill said in his book that Bush reminded him of "a blind man in a room full of deaf people" and offered documents purporting to show that the White House had a plan to invade Iraq well before the 9/11 attacks.

After O'Neill's revelations hit the fan, Mrs. Kerry defended her old friend in an interview with MSNBC.com.

"Paul is a very honest man, and a brilliant man. He is, in the best sense of the word, a CEO: totally practical and non-ideological," she insisted.

Reacting to O'Neill's claim that he would have softened some of his comments if he'd known they were going to generate so much controversy, Heinz Kerry said, "I would like to talk him and say, ‘Did you really mean all the things you said in the book? Of course you did.'"



TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: heinz; johnkerry; kerry; mole; oneill; pauloneill; teresaheinz

1 posted on 03/01/2004 9:43:23 PM PST by kattracks
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To: kattracks
...and the both of them went on to become irrelevant.
2 posted on 03/01/2004 9:48:40 PM PST by PGalt
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To: kattracks
"Paul is a decisive, intelligent man who speaks his mind, and I have always admired that about him"

He's a bloomin' twit.

3 posted on 03/01/2004 10:13:59 PM PST by martin_fierro (Funky Homo Sapien)
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To: kattracks
>>Heinz Kerry said, "I would like to talk him and say, ‘Did you really mean all the things you said in the book? Of course you did.'"<<

Brilliant. Just brilliant. She should donate that brain to science.
4 posted on 03/01/2004 10:19:52 PM PST by Humidston (Two Words: TERM LIMITS)
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To: kattracks
But .. I loved our President's comeback to that question by the press .. "I wasn't disengaged, I was bored, but my mother told me never to interrupt".
5 posted on 03/01/2004 10:32:52 PM PST by CyberAnt (The 2004 Election is for the SOUL of AMERICA)
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To: PGalt
You are right - they are irrelevant.

O'Neill's "revelations" play only to hard core lefties. The rest of the electorate, if they even know who O'Neill is, will think he is spitting sour grapes.

Did you hear Cheney in Davos at the World Economic Forum answer a question about O'Neill's book? Cheney, having recommended O'Neill for the Treas Sec spot, poked fun at himself for having poor human resources skills!
6 posted on 03/01/2004 10:41:29 PM PST by Spotsy (Bush-Cheney '04)
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To: martin_fierro

He's a bloomin' twit.

Bloomier 'n this?


7 posted on 03/02/2004 5:31:36 AM PST by Don Joe (We've traded the Rule of Law for the Law of Rule.)
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To: Don Joe
hee hee I remember that picture from I think the Asian financial summit. I can't believe GWB put on that thing!
8 posted on 03/02/2004 8:03:20 AM PST by ClintonBeGone (John Kerry is the Democrat's Bob Dole)
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To: Humidston
Brilliant. Just brilliant. She should donate that brain to science.
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Today.

9 posted on 03/02/2004 8:05:13 AM PST by doug from upland (Don't wait until it is too late to stop Hillary -- do something today!)
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To: Spotsy
The only thing one really needs to know about O'Neill is during the 90s Clinton worked with Marc Rich to make aluminum available to ALCOA when ALCOA was on the ropes (like every other aluminum company). Clinton saved O'Neill's career, but expected payback. Sorta like Vito and the undertaker. I don't think O'Neill wanted to write the book, but was made an offer he couldn't refuse.
10 posted on 03/02/2004 10:36:06 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: Humidston
Brilliant. Just brilliant. She should donate that brain to science.

In pristine condition....almost unused...

11 posted on 03/02/2004 11:43:26 AM PST by atomicpossum (I wish I had time for a nervous breakdown.)
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To: CyberAnt
LOL!
12 posted on 03/02/2004 12:32:01 PM PST by mombonn
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To: atomicpossum
They would give it back.
13 posted on 03/02/2004 2:24:55 PM PST by spacewarp (Visit the American Patriot Party and stay a while. http://www.patriotparty.us)
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To: kattracks
O'Neill wasn't the Kerrys' mole.
14 posted on 03/02/2004 2:26:44 PM PST by mewzilla
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To: martin_fierro
There you have it, and beat me to it.
15 posted on 03/02/2004 2:28:28 PM PST by FreedomPoster (This space intentionally blank)
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To: martin_fierro
You're just jealous cuz you weren't invited to Bon's PJ party.
16 posted on 03/02/2004 2:30:51 PM PST by DLfromthedesert
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To: martin_fierro
You're just jealous cuz you weren't invited to Bon's PJ party.
17 posted on 03/02/2004 2:30:55 PM PST by DLfromthedesert
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To: DLfromthedesert
Oops. That's Bono. And I accidetnally posted the dumb thing TWICE. Grrr
18 posted on 03/02/2004 2:32:11 PM PST by DLfromthedesert
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To: mewzilla
O'Neill wasn't the Kerrys' mole

Who is the Kerry mole then? I hope he/she/it isn't still in the White House. Regardless, I'm not worried. Methinks a)this White House is clean as any White House can be; b) the attack statergy against Kerry is so obvious that Kerry camp don't need inside info BRING IT ON! Sorry, I'm getting a little excited about this race. I'll save it for the convention.

19 posted on 03/02/2004 4:32:06 PM PST by Spotsy (Bush-Cheney '04)
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To: mewzilla
Oooops! Make that STRATERGY.
20 posted on 03/02/2004 4:33:23 PM PST by Spotsy (Bush-Cheney '04)
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To: ClintonBeGone
hee hee I remember that picture from I think the Asian financial summit. I can't believe GWB put on that thing!

Every time I see that costume, I am reminded of Zippy the Pinhead.

21 posted on 03/03/2004 12:35:23 PM PST by Don Joe (We've traded the Rule of Law for the Law of Rule.)
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