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Posted on 11/17/2004 10:31:15 PM PST by jakerobins
KERRY FIT TO SUE 'UNFIT' AUTHOR
November 18, 2004 -- LIBERAL loser John Kerry might be planning to strike back at John O'Neill, the "Unfit for Command" author who claims some of the credit for Kerry's defeat, sources say.
In the book, published by Regnery not long before the election, O'Neill who, like Kerry, commanded swift boats in Vietnam attacked Kerry's war record and branded him a traitor.
O'Neill sold over 800,000 copies and his group, Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, raised $25 million to battle the Kerry campaign and ran TV ads trashing the candidate. Former Sen. Bob Dole endorsed the group.
O'Neill says he wrote the book because Kerry called his fellow Vietnam vets monsters, terrorists and war criminals, for which he has never apologized.
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If Kerry wants to sue, let him go ahead. Of course then he'd have to reveal what's in those records he refused to disclose up until the end of the campaign. BRING IT ON!!!
FORM 180 please Mr. Kerry!!!!
God help Kerry if he tries. If he does, he'll see what a REAL conservative backlash looks like...in spades.
Who the hell is John Kerry? Isn't he one of those historical footnotes or something?
Mr. John O'Neill was begging Kerry to sue him.... Again, I say BRING IT ON!!!
Kerry doesn't have the balls. He's all talk, and even that's cowardly.
Let him sue, then for once the truth about this commie traitor might actually be revealed! Go for it Effin K !
How about socialist North Vietnam Vet John Kerry... that has a nice ring to it.
I hope he does bring charges against O'Neil. I can't think of a better way for O'Neil's message to be spread far and wide, as Kerry goes under for the fourth time.
Please, please let this be true.....
BRING IT ON!!
If Kerry does sue, this will end up being alot of fun. Of course, the main witnesses Kerry will have to rely on his suit will be his comrades in North Vietnam.
Fortunately the Old Media forgot about that.
> "O'Neill, who charged that Kerry faked his wounds
> and won his medals under false pretenses, ..."
The NYP is mistaken. The wounds were real, but at least
two were accidentally self-inflicted and did not qualify
for a Purple Heart.
O'Neill invited Kerry to sue for libel back when UFC
went on sale. Assuming this story is true, why is
Kerry doing it now? O'Neill will almost certainly not
settle, and a trial will force Kerry to answer many
crucial questions he dodged during the campaign.
This could just be noise - to make it look like Kerry has a leg to stand on - so to speak.
O'Reilly was hard on the guys - along with the rest of the media - saying they had been dis-credited - and perhaps Kerry is playing along by putting out the notice - He might really want to run again in 2008 - and like the Hill- he's putting out the groundwork -
Be interesting if he did in fact do it though - but I have to believe he isn't that stupid - But - One never knows -
I hope by 2008 - Kerry's "first" book is well read by everyone - what better way to know him -
I think he was an answer to one of the questions in a Trivial Pursuit game I was playing the other night.
No on could remember his name, though.
The truth is an absolute defense.
I doubt that John O'Neill can be intimidated.
John Kerry is going to TALK about suing for the next 4 years. He won't ever do it and try and save face by saying he doesn't want lower himself to that level, yet all the while actually lowering himself well below any level yet thought possible.
Well if he says he wants to sue, not to worry. Tomorrow he will say he doesn't want to sue.
Kerry's threat to sue is hollow.
Kerry cannot sue for libel without opening his military records. That is something he won't do.
Kerry's purpose in being a presidential candidate was to collect a wad of contributions, not actually to win. That is why he cancelled advertising near the end, and still holds $15M of donations in cash.
Kerry's motto, effectively, is: "It's all about me."
If Kerry goes after Any Viet Nam Veteran, he is heading for a big case of Whoopass.
Sign me on board, I want that scum Kerry in a cell at Leavenworth.
Let him press this idiotic lawsuit and he'll be lucky to BE a footnote -- more likely, he'll end up in every law school textbook as an example of specific incompetence at the law, and one of the most gigantic screwups in its practice.
And, discovery during such a suit -- if I'm not mistaken -- will reveal both the contents of his DD-SF180 AND the subsequent, curiously convenient, revisions of the exact status of his discharge.
Bring it on, Botox Boy.
Now, "the Kerry camp is thinking about filing a libel lawsuit against Regnery and O'Neill," a source close to the candidate's inner circle tells PAGE SIX. "I don't know if they will actually go forward, but consideration is serious. If Kerry plans on running again in 2008 and I'm hearing he will it would make sense that he'd file the suit."
Kerry's rep, David Wade, said he hadn't heard about any proposed lawsuit, but promised to look into it.
"It would be a lot smarter of Kerry to just apologize," O'Neill told PAGE SIX. "No lawsuits are going to change the testimony he gave and the impact it had on POWs."
O'Neill, who is now a lawyer in Houston, says he has not heard from the Kerry camp, but will defend himself against any legal action. O'Neill, who charged that Kerry faked his wounds and won his medals under false pretenses, says he won't write another book if Kerry runs in 2008, but will definitely campaign against him again.
"He's all talk, and even that's cowardly."
I quite agree. He did nothing for twenty years in the Senate. I doubt we'll hear much more from JFnK after these post-election echoes finally die down. He'll go back to playing at "being" senator, and windsurfing, and wasting Tay-rayza's money, and that's about it. I think Kerry got his bellyful of actually fighting the last six months. He's done.
Hysterical footnote maybe, that's about it.
It would be soooo great for it to become public knowledge the dreadful mistake the MSM tried to mislead the nation into making. It would furhter alienate the MSM from the public as a source of honest reporting, particularly with regard to their political bias.
Lurch never gives up with his anti-free speech agenda. Where's the ACLU. The a@#hole already is living it up on the various John Heinz estates and bank account, but I guess he wants to sue to get some more spending money.
I truly contend that Kerry believes he is a war hero. He has played the part for so long I think he's blurred the line of reality.
O'Neill should sue Kerry, that way it would all come out in court. Would be the trial of the new century.
In order to prvoe libel, he'll have to sign the SF-180.
he thought of suing before he thought of not suing and that was some time before the Post decided to fill up some blank space with this worthless speculation.
sue O'neill and kerry will finally be put on trial and he knows it even if the Post doesn't
furthermore, every conservative with a dollar will contribute to the O'neill attorney fees and that should be about 60 million
Bring it on.
I think he's that guy that went to Viet Nam.
Good. Let Kerry release ALL his records and let's see who is telling the truth.
If Kerry sues O'Neill, I think O'Neill could subpoena and releas Kerry's military records.
That would just be lovely!
History will not be kind to clowns like Jimmy Carter and Al Gore; defeated fools who should take whatever goodwill society still harbors for them, and escape with some dignity intact. Instead, they seek small, petty aims that will leave them small, petty legacies.
John Kerry's last hope for an honorable mention in history passed over two weeks ago. If he can't accept his defeat with grace, he'll spend the rest of his life dismantling what little reputation he has left.
>..... and still holds $15M of donations in cash.
I actually read somewhere that it's like $45 mil - yikes, where's the rest of the money johnny boy?
He'll probably decide to sue before he decides not to sue.
Or maybe he'll decide to sue and then decide not to fund the lawyers he hires to do the suing.
Or maybe he'll decide that it's the wrong suit at the wrong place at the wrong time.
Or maybe he'll decide that suing was a bad idea if he knew now what he'll know then.
Or maybe he'll dress up in camo and have someone shoot a goose for him.
And you expect us to believe THIS???
C'mon, even Monica Lewinsky wouldn't...
OH. Never mind. ;-)
it was Cambodia, Christmas in Cambodia, get your facts straight
No, no, he's the guy that went to Cambodia. You're thinking of Al Gore.
Exactly! Which is this is all just so much hot air! :-)
Sen. John Kerry (news - web sites), D-Mass., in this image from video, makes his first speech on the Senate floor Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004, on Capitol Hill in Washington, since losing the presidential election to President Bush (news - web sites) Nov. 2. (AP Photo/APTN)
Oh Jeez! I can't believe I forgot that. I thought it was seered - seered in my brain.
A scene I'd love to see...
Judge: "Your Form 180, Mr. Kerry, please sign and submit it."
Kerry: "My word is my record. Do you know who I am? I'm John Ker-
Judge: "ORDER (gavel slam)! Sign the form or get outta my court room."
It's 45 million,but the rest of your post is 100% correct. :-)