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Kerry Fit To Sue "UNFIT" author
The NY Post ^

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


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KEYWORDS: discovery; kerrydefeat; kerrylies; lawsuit; lurch; oneill; swiftvets
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I just love the first line...haha Liberal Loser sums it up perfectly.
1 posted on 11/17/2004 10:31:15 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins

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!!!


2 posted on 11/17/2004 10:32:53 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: jakerobins

FORM 180 please Mr. Kerry!!!!


3 posted on 11/17/2004 10:32:54 PM PST by FlashBack (Faith will not make our path easy, but it will give us strength for the Journey.)
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To: jakerobins
When Kerry reflects on what O'Neil will learn about Kerry during the discovery phase of the lawsuit, he will scuttle this lawsuit idea.
4 posted on 11/17/2004 10:33:44 PM PST by Founding Father
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To: jakerobins
LIBERAL loser John Kerry might be planning to strike back at John O'Neill

God help Kerry if he tries. If he does, he'll see what a REAL conservative backlash looks like...in spades.

5 posted on 11/17/2004 10:33:45 PM PST by Prime Choice (STFU ACLU.)
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To: jakerobins

Who the hell is John Kerry? Isn't he one of those historical footnotes or something?


6 posted on 11/17/2004 10:34:18 PM PST by Steel Wolf (There's only three kinds of people in this world...)
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To: goldstategop

Mr. John O'Neill was begging Kerry to sue him.... Again, I say BRING IT ON!!!


7 posted on 11/17/2004 10:34:26 PM PST by abner (http://www.swiftvets.com or http://www.wintersoldier.com)
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To: jakerobins

Kerry doesn't have the balls. He's all talk, and even that's cowardly.


8 posted on 11/17/2004 10:35:08 PM PST by Hildy (The really great men are always simple and true)
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To: jakerobins

Let him sue, then for once the truth about this commie traitor might actually be revealed! Go for it Effin K !


9 posted on 11/17/2004 10:35:48 PM PST by ladyinred (Congratulations President Bush! Four more years!)
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To: jakerobins

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.


10 posted on 11/17/2004 10:36:17 PM PST by DoughtyOne (US socialist liberalism would be dead without the help of politicians who claim to be conservatives)
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To: abner; Interesting Times

Please, please let this be true.....


11 posted on 11/17/2004 10:37:09 PM PST by abner (http://www.swiftvets.com or http://www.wintersoldier.com)
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To: ladyinred
I have 3 words for Kerry.....

BRING IT ON!!

12 posted on 11/17/2004 10:37:54 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: goldstategop
"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!!!"

Yeah, no kidding!


NO WAY THIS GOES TO COURT!!!


No offense Mr. O'Neill, but I hope the suit does go ahead. But I treat this as pure smoke. Kerry knows he cannot be put under oath on this issue. And Democrats have learned the perils of going under oath to discuss uncomfortable issues in recent years. I seem to remember one who . . .
13 posted on 11/17/2004 10:38:11 PM PST by StJacques
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To: goldstategop

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.


14 posted on 11/17/2004 10:38:36 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: jakerobins
I was impressed with John O'Neill the first time I saw him on TV giving a nominating speech for Nixon at the Republican Nationasl Convention.

Fortunately the Old Media forgot about that.

15 posted on 11/17/2004 10:38:55 PM PST by bayourod (Specter's litmus test : "No Christian Judges")
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To: jakerobins

> "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.


16 posted on 11/17/2004 10:38:55 PM PST by Boundless
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

ping


17 posted on 11/17/2004 10:39:19 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: jakerobins

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 -


18 posted on 11/17/2004 10:39:23 PM PST by Pastnowfuturealpha
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To: Steel Wolf
"Who the hell is John Kerry? Isn't he one of those historical footnotes or something? "

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.

19 posted on 11/17/2004 10:39:28 PM PST by intolerancewillNOTbetolerated (I suck at my current job, so PROMOTE me. - Peter-Principle Kerry)
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To: jakerobins

The truth is an absolute defense.
I doubt that John O'Neill can be intimidated.


20 posted on 11/17/2004 10:39:40 PM PST by ntnychik (Proud member of the Bush-wazee)
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To: jakerobins
The Post is having fun; John Kerry won't sue John O'Neil because the trial discovery process will force sworn testimony on Kerry's record, and then it will seek his records.
21 posted on 11/17/2004 10:39:44 PM PST by kingu (Which would you bet on? Iraq and Afghanistan? Or Haiti and Kosovo?)
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To: jakerobins

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.


22 posted on 11/17/2004 10:40:05 PM PST by Boiler Plate
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To: jakerobins

Well if he says he wants to sue, not to worry. Tomorrow he will say he doesn't want to sue.


23 posted on 11/17/2004 10:40:15 PM PST by myvoice
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To: goldstategop

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."


24 posted on 11/17/2004 10:40:58 PM PST by Tax Government (Boycott and defeat the Legacy Media. Become a monthly contributor to FR.)
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To: jakerobins
Bring it on, Traitor John.

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.

25 posted on 11/17/2004 10:41:35 PM PST by smoothsailing (Eagles Up !!)
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To: Steel Wolf
Not quite yet...unfortunately.

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.

26 posted on 11/17/2004 10:42:13 PM PST by SAJ
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To: jakerobins

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.


27 posted on 11/17/2004 10:42:55 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Hildy

"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.


28 posted on 11/17/2004 10:43:06 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: jakerobins

Hysterical footnote maybe, that's about it.


29 posted on 11/17/2004 10:44:03 PM PST by Waco
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To: Boundless
"O'Neill will almost certainly not settle, and a trial will force Kerry to answer many crucial questions he dodged during the campaign."

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.

30 posted on 11/17/2004 10:44:09 PM PST by intolerancewillNOTbetolerated (I suck at my current job, so PROMOTE me. - Peter-Principle Kerry)
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To: jakerobins

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.


31 posted on 11/17/2004 10:45:24 PM PST by orangelobster
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To: goldstategop

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.


32 posted on 11/17/2004 10:45:41 PM PST by Hildy (The really great men are always simple and true)
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To: jakerobins
One of FreeRepublic's own is also being sued, in a politically-motivated set-up. Please click the link and help if you can.
33 posted on 11/17/2004 10:46:54 PM PST by asgardshill (November 2004 - The Month That Just Kept On Giving)
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To: jakerobins

O'Neill should sue Kerry, that way it would all come out in court. Would be the trial of the new century.


34 posted on 11/17/2004 10:47:20 PM PST by tkathy (There will be no world peace until all thuggocracies are gone from the earth.)
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To: jakerobins; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; Chieftain; stockpirate

In order to prvoe libel, he'll have to sign the SF-180.


35 posted on 11/17/2004 10:49:41 PM PST by BykrBayb (5 minutes of prayer for Terri, every day at 11 am EDT, until she's safe. http://www.terrisfight.org)
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To: jakerobins

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.


36 posted on 11/17/2004 10:51:21 PM PST by kralcmot (Duh-uhhhhhhh)
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To: Steel Wolf

I think he's that guy that went to Viet Nam.


37 posted on 11/17/2004 10:51:34 PM PST by BykrBayb (5 minutes of prayer for Terri, every day at 11 am EDT, until she's safe. http://www.terrisfight.org)
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To: jakerobins

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!


38 posted on 11/17/2004 10:52:42 PM PST by FairOpinion (Thank you Swifties, POWs & Vets. We couldn't have done it without you.)
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To: SAJ
My point is that John Kerry's best hope at this point is to cloak himself in a merciful, Dukakis-like obscurity, and hope people forget about him.

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.

39 posted on 11/17/2004 10:53:11 PM PST by Steel Wolf (There's only three kinds of people in this world...)
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To: Tax Government

>..... 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?


40 posted on 11/17/2004 10:53:23 PM PST by bullzeye66
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To: jakerobins

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.


41 posted on 11/17/2004 10:53:39 PM PST by shibumi (John Galt is alive and well. He tends bar in a casino restaurant.)
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To: StJacques
And Democrats have learned the perils of going under oath to discuss uncomfortable issues in recent years. I seem to remember one who . . .

And you expect us to believe THIS???

C'mon, even Monica Lewinsky wouldn't...
OH. Never mind. ;-)

42 posted on 11/17/2004 10:53:50 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: BykrBayb

it was Cambodia, Christmas in Cambodia, get your facts straight


43 posted on 11/17/2004 10:53:52 PM PST by kralcmot (Duh-uhhhhhhh)
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To: BykrBayb
I think he's that guy that went to Viet Nam.

No, no, he's the guy that went to Cambodia. You're thinking of Al Gore.

44 posted on 11/17/2004 10:54:33 PM PST by Steel Wolf (There's only three kinds of people in this world...)
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To: goldstategop

Exactly! Which is this is all just so much hot air! :-)


45 posted on 11/17/2004 10:54:42 PM PST by nopardons
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To: jakerobins
Good thing he didn't leave his day job. ;-)

HE's Back!!!

Sen. John Kerry, 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 Nov. 2. (AP Photo/APTN)

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)

46 posted on 11/17/2004 10:54:50 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ...... The War on Terrorism is the ultimate 'faith-based' initiative.)
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To: kralcmot

Oh Jeez! I can't believe I forgot that. I thought it was seered - seered in my brain.


47 posted on 11/17/2004 10:55:22 PM PST by BykrBayb (5 minutes of prayer for Terri, every day at 11 am EDT, until she's safe. http://www.terrisfight.org)
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To: jakerobins

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."


48 posted on 11/17/2004 10:57:41 PM PST by guitfiddlist (When the 'Rats break out switchblades, it's no time to invoke Robert's Rules.)
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To: Tax Government

It's 45 million,but the rest of your post is 100% correct. :-)


49 posted on 11/17/2004 10:58:16 PM PST by nopardons
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To: Steel Wolf
Who the hell is John Kerry? Isn't he one of those historical footnotes or something?

Yeh, he was wearing a bunny suit or some such. And a duck hunter's suit. His footnote is beside some other Massachusetts guy who drove around in a tank and tried to run for President. And some lady who was gonna be the First Female Vice President.

John and John are members of the Also-ran-but-didn't-win Club.

John K may try to run again, but he was only the nominee because Dean went into meltdown, and most of the 57 million votes were NOT FOR him, but AGAINST Bush. John K would be lucky to get 10 million if he ran again.

John E won't even have a political base when the current Senate session ends. John E won't have any more political experience by 2008. There isn't much he would run for, win and use. John E's best hope was a Kerry win this time. Didn't happen and John E, like John K, won't have the chance to carry the banner again. Next round, 2008 is Hillary's, if she wants it.

As for suing the SBV's, his attorneys will advise against that--discovers, subpoenaing his military records, etc. No, this is just a threat like all the threats Team Kerry to theaters and to TV stations and to book sellers. Team Kerry used threats to try to intimidate--without great success.
50 posted on 11/17/2004 10:58:37 PM PST by TomGuy (America: Best friend or worst enemy. Choose wisely.)
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