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Swift Boat Vet Receives Help from Former Whistle-Blower (Steve Gardner update)
The Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty ^ | 1/10/2005 | Dana Loeser

Posted on 01/12/2005 1:05:01 PM PST by timpad

Swift Boat Vet Receives Help from Former Whistle-Blower

Gary Aldrich reaches out to man under fire

Steve Gardner, member of the effective 527 group Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, is getting legal and financial help from Gary Aldrich, former whistle-blower and president of The Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty. Gardner, also know as "The 10th Brother", was one of two men who courageously refused to stand with Senator John Kerry at the Democratic convention. As a result of this and an interview he gave stressing his strong opposition to a Kerry presidency, Gardner suffered threats, insults, and, finally, a mysterious firing from his lucrative employment. Gardner, an exemplary manager, was fired within 24-hours of the release of the article detailing his strong opinions against Kerry. In a phone call, Gardner's former manager admitted that top company officials were "Democrats" but denied that Gardner's anti-Kerry stance played any part.

Gardner kept his firing quiet, but a Chicago Sun Times reporter became aware and wrote an article revealing the firing. Gardner became a household name as Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and other conservative talk-show hosts interviewed him or talked about his plight, questioning his former employer's blatant act of whistle-blower retaliation.

Gary Aldrich: "I contacted Steve Gardner and offered my help. It's very important that when a whistle-blower has the courage to reveal significant truth bearing on important decisions made by our countrymen, that that whistle-blower is not punished, and at the end of the day is no worse off for doing the right thing."

Gary Aldrich suffered similar retaliation when his best-selling book, Unlimited Access: An FBI Agent Inside the Clinton White House, rankled the Clintons' and the Reno Justice Department where Aldrich was employed as an FBI agent in the White House in 1996. Because of the attacks on Aldrich and his subsequent vindication, he formed The Patrick Henry Center to assist and inspire other whistle-blowers to come forward.

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The Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gardner; garyaldrich; sbv; stevegardner; swiftboat; swiftboatvets; swiftees
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Looks like Mr. Gardner is getting some more help from someone that's been there.
1 posted on 01/12/2005 1:05:02 PM PST by timpad
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Swfit Boat ping!


2 posted on 01/12/2005 1:05:57 PM PST by timpad (The Wizard Tim - Keeper of the Holy Hand Grenade, Finder of Obscurata)
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To: timpad

Swfit?

= Swift


3 posted on 01/12/2005 1:06:32 PM PST by timpad (The Wizard Tim - Keeper of the Holy Hand Grenade, Finder of Obscurata)
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To: timpad

Yeah evil dums believe in free speech and the freedom to vote.


4 posted on 01/12/2005 1:08:43 PM PST by marty60
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To: timpad

btw, WHO did he work for?


5 posted on 01/12/2005 1:09:13 PM PST by marty60
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To: timpad

Big Swifties ~ Bump!


6 posted on 01/12/2005 1:09:49 PM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: timpad

Strictly speaking, I don't think Gardner is a "whistleblower" in the usual sense of that word.


7 posted on 01/12/2005 1:09:50 PM PST by Redbob
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To: timpad; Robe; Jim Robinson; Bob J

Thanks for the update on this fellow, timpad!


8 posted on 01/12/2005 1:10:01 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: timpad
Mr. Gardner deserves our thanks for what he did to reveal Kerry for the fraudulent traitor that he is.

I hope he sues his former employer for this and wins!

9 posted on 01/12/2005 1:10:16 PM PST by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (Never play leapfrog with a unicorn!)
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To: timpad

I respect the fact that he was willing to suffer for what he beleives. Unless you prefer John Stewart's take on the Swifties "the ironically named Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, who are neither swift nor truthful."


10 posted on 01/12/2005 1:11:38 PM PST by Mr.Pinette
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To: timpad

What help can Gary Aldrich provide?

Is he going to hire him?


11 posted on 01/12/2005 1:11:43 PM PST by Registered (They couldn't find the artist, so they hung the picture)
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To: Registered

Perhaps "help" of the same nature we (FReepers) provided: $


12 posted on 01/12/2005 1:13:00 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Registered
Gardner was on Bill O'R the other night. Bill appealed to North and South Carolina employers and business peeples to contact him (Bill) regarding hiring the veteran.

I wonder how that's turning out.

Leni

13 posted on 01/12/2005 1:14:51 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: marty60
Millennium Information Services Inc. of Itasca, Ill.

More from The Washington Times

14 posted on 01/12/2005 1:15:34 PM PST by timpad (The Wizard Tim - Keeper of the Holy Hand Grenade, Finder of Obscurata)
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To: timpad

Since this will get a lot of Vets, I need to ask a question. a friend of mine died on Christmas eve. he had served in Korea, and VN. It has been really hard because he was not expected to die, and was treated horribly by the hospital and Dr. (Misdiagnosis) I have spent the morning going thru his things, packing and all. I found a leather case and in it he had his SS Card and a few other important things, but what ended my work was a ring. It had his initial, a golden eagle, and on the sides it had 2 bronze leaves and 2 silver. The funeral home said he could be buried at Arlington. I just wonder if anyone can tell me the significance of the ring, since it apparently meant a lot to him.


15 posted on 01/12/2005 1:16:21 PM PST by marty60
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To: Mr.Pinette
Unless you prefer John Stewart's take on the Swifties "the ironically named Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, who are neither swift nor truthful."

Does anyone care what Jon Stewart has to say?

16 posted on 01/12/2005 1:16:22 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Spec.4 Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: Registered
What help can Gary Aldrich provide?

Don't know, haven't found any reference yet other than what's in the release.

17 posted on 01/12/2005 1:18:47 PM PST by timpad (The Wizard Tim - Keeper of the Holy Hand Grenade, Finder of Obscurata)
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To: Cannoneer No. 4; TEXOKIE; xzins; Alamo-Girl; blackie; SandRat; Calpernia; SAMWolf; prairiebreeze; ..
Steve Gardner, member of the effective 527 group Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, is getting legal and financial help from Gary Aldrich, former whistle-blower and president of The Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty. Gardner, also know as "The 10th Brother", was one of two men who courageously refused to stand with Senator John Kerry at the Democratic convention.
18 posted on 01/12/2005 1:19:29 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Redbob

I would agree. I would also assert however that Aldrich does fit that description.


19 posted on 01/12/2005 1:20:34 PM PST by timpad (The Wizard Tim - Keeper of the Holy Hand Grenade, Finder of Obscurata)
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To: Calpernia


GOOD NEWS!
Thanks for the ping.


20 posted on 01/12/2005 1:20:38 PM PST by onyx
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To: Mr.Pinette

If Jon Stewart ever grows up I might pay attention to him. Or not.


21 posted on 01/12/2005 1:21:31 PM PST by truthseeker2
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To: marty60

See if you can get a picture of the ring, and post it to the FR Canteen. You will probably get the most help there.


22 posted on 01/12/2005 1:21:40 PM PST by Bush_Democrat (Now EX-Democrat)
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To: Calpernia

Thanks for the ping!


23 posted on 01/12/2005 1:22:47 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: marty60

Millenium Information Systems, according to original article


24 posted on 01/12/2005 1:23:00 PM PST by sheff
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To: Bush_Democrat

TNX


25 posted on 01/12/2005 1:25:17 PM PST by marty60
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To: Graybeard58

"Does anyone care what Jon Stewart has to say?"

Negative.

He's simply another smart @$$.


26 posted on 01/12/2005 1:27:32 PM PST by Puckster
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To: timpad; Gary Aldrich

Way to go, Gary!! Good luck, Steve!!


27 posted on 01/12/2005 1:28:21 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Calpernia; The Loan Arranger; ALOHA RONNIE; mhking; Vets_Husband_and_Wife; ...

Thanks for the ping to the story! I wonder if FR's "The Loan Arranger" isn't the helper mentioned :-)

Happy to hear things are looking up!


28 posted on 01/12/2005 1:45:28 PM PST by JLO
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To: Calpernia

Good News!


29 posted on 01/12/2005 1:49:07 PM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: Mr.Pinette

Stewart is like a lot of people. He believes whoever puts money in his pocket


30 posted on 01/12/2005 1:53:29 PM PST by RobbyS (JMJ)
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To: Mr.Pinette

I notice you haven't been here long -

Mr.Pinette
Since Dec 18, 2004

But I can't imagine why in the world you would bring up Jon Stewart's name in this thread. And, by the way, it's spelled Jon, not John.


31 posted on 01/12/2005 1:53:40 PM PST by JLO
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To: Calpernia

Good News!

Gardner has demonstrated his courage and integrity!

May he 'live long and prosper'!


32 posted on 01/12/2005 2:26:02 PM PST by JulieRNR21 (Proud to be a monthly contributor to Free Republic!)
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To: timpad

On last night's O'Reilly show, I believe Bill O'Reilly also offered to help Mr. Gardner. His former company just lost a man of great integrity and it's their loss. One heck of a crappy company that would do this to a vet. Good luck Mr. Gardner and thank you for your great service to America!


33 posted on 01/12/2005 2:28:52 PM PST by maxwellp
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To: marty60

Well sure .. as long as you bash Bush and vote for them. So what else is new ..??


34 posted on 01/12/2005 3:02:05 PM PST by The Final Harvest (Where are the dem supporters? - try the trash cans in back of the abortion clinics.)
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To: timpad; armyman; Arrowhead1952; darkwing104; txradioguy; Long Cut; Jet Jaguar; SFC Chromey; ...

PING!


35 posted on 01/12/2005 3:10:40 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (US Senate AND Main Stream Right Wing Media READ US Constitution 14th Amendment Section 3)
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To: timpad

bttt


36 posted on 01/12/2005 3:14:16 PM PST by kcvl
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

BUMP


37 posted on 01/12/2005 3:15:23 PM PST by international american (Tagline at rest)
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To: timpad; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

38 posted on 01/12/2005 3:20:58 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: Mr.Pinette

Why in the world would we prefer that?


39 posted on 01/12/2005 3:21:26 PM PST by AirForceMom (They are scarmabling out of the woodwork.....call the paver.)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Thanks for the ping....so happy to hear this!!


40 posted on 01/12/2005 3:23:16 PM PST by AirForceMom (They are scarmabling out of the woodwork.....call the paver.)
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To: marty60

Does the ring look like any of these?

http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache:YbwPLS6cRKsJ:www.carrollcollection.com/++golden+eagle+military+ring&hl=en


41 posted on 01/12/2005 3:23:33 PM PST by kcvl
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
"In a phone call, Gardner's former manager admitted that top company officials were "Democrats" but denied that Gardner's anti-Kerry stance played any part."

Kind of like this scene from the movie "Casablanca" -
Prefect of Police -"I'm shocked ... shocked to find that there's gambling going on in this establishment."
Waiter - "Here are your winnings sir."
Prefect of Police - "Why thank you!"

42 posted on 01/12/2005 4:15:57 PM PST by Colt .45 (Navy Veteran - Pride in my Southern Ancestry! Chance favors the prepared mind.)
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To: kcvl
No, on the face is a small gold eagle (not unlike FR symbol) His initial is on the upper left hand corner. On each side of the ring are one bronze leaf and one silver leafbetween them are a cluster of something.

I just can't believe he is gone. He was a good man. a tough ole bird , but with a heart of gold. and a Conservative to the core.

43 posted on 01/12/2005 4:51:38 PM PST by marty60
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To: marty60

I'm so sorry. You are in my prayers.

Maybe someone else can help you with the ring.


44 posted on 01/12/2005 5:38:04 PM PST by kcvl
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To: anniegetyourgun

I received a note from Steve Gardener and a post card from Tommy Dale for my "help" also Linda Tripp...


45 posted on 01/12/2005 5:46:58 PM PST by tubebender (If I had know I would live this long I would have taken better care of myself...)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Latenight bump


46 posted on 01/12/2005 9:24:04 PM PST by Valin (Sometimes you're the bug, and sometimes you're the windshield)
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To: Calpernia

Good for Aldrich!


47 posted on 01/12/2005 9:31:42 PM PST by windchime (Won't it be great watching President Bush spend political capital?)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Bump!


48 posted on 01/12/2005 9:37:04 PM PST by windchime (Won't it be great watching President Bush spend political capital?)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

BTTT!!!!!!


49 posted on 01/13/2005 3:09:45 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: Graybeard58

"Does anyone care what Jon Stewart has to say?"

I don't. But someone must. He singlehandedly got the show "Crossfire" cancelled.


50 posted on 01/13/2005 7:39:37 AM PST by Mr.Pinette
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