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Napa Nuptials for [Ted] Olson and His Lady
The Washington Post ^ | October 22, 2006 | by Amy Argetsinger and Roxanne Roberts

Posted on 10/22/2006 3:19:49 AM PDT by aculeus

Top Washington lawyer Ted Olson and his fiancee, Lady Booth, tied the knot yesterday in Napa Valley, Calif., starting a happy new chapter in Olson's personal life. "She's a Southern girl," he told us. "She's just a marvelous person."

Olson shot to national fame when he successfully argued the 2000 election case for George W. Bush in the Supreme Court, and was named solicitor general by the grateful president. On Sept. 11, 2001 -- his 61st birthday -- his wife, conservative commentator Barbara Olson, was killed when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon. His personal loss became part of the public narrative of the tragedy, making him perhaps the most famous widower in Washington.

The following year, Olson was introduced to the Louisville native (she's named "Lady" after an aunt) by mutual friends who thought he would hit it off with the 40-something blond tax lawyer. Their first few dates included the Kentucky Derby (both like horse racing) and the Napa Valley charity auction (both like fine wine). Olson popped the question on Oct. 21, 2005, and the couple set the date for exactly one year later at Napa's Meadowood resort.

More than 300 guests attended the midafternoon ceremony on the golf course, including Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, former justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, legal commentators Victoria Toensing and Joe diGenova, NPR's Nina Totenberg, legal names such as Robert Bork, Kenneth Starr, David Boise, and Olson's law partner Bill Kilberg. U.S. Appeals Court Judge Laurence Silberman performed the ceremony, and Wall Street Journal

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Life goes on.
1 posted on 10/22/2006 3:19:49 AM PDT by aculeus
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To: aculeus

I wonder if she loves the free, fresh wind in her hair....?


2 posted on 10/22/2006 3:22:39 AM PDT by Silly
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To: aculeus

How UN-American!!

He's supposed to be defined by his VIC-timhood til the end of time - so that he can be exploited by Liberals to attack our Nation.

How DARE he "get on with his life"??

Send in another platoon of "Grief Counsellors"!!

/sarc


3 posted on 10/22/2006 3:24:39 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Stop the "tyranny of the 'offended' " -- say what you mean and stand by it!)
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To: aculeus


Her first marriage and his fourth. I wish them happiness.


4 posted on 10/22/2006 3:25:15 AM PDT by onyx (We have two political parties: the American Party and the Anti-American Party.)
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To: onyx

His fourth? Really? I'm surprised!


5 posted on 10/22/2006 3:30:03 AM PDT by MinorityRepublican (Everyone that doesn't like what America and President Bush has done for Iraq can all go to HELL)
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To: onyx

4?

Not good...


6 posted on 10/22/2006 3:31:22 AM PDT by DB ()
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To: MinorityRepublican; DB


I was sort of surprised to read that too.
Fourth wife. We know he was a widower by Barbara. The article doesn't mention the first two. :)


7 posted on 10/22/2006 3:34:25 AM PDT by onyx (We have two political parties: the American Party and the Anti-American Party.)
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To: aculeus

Lady Evelyn Booth, right; Helgi Walker, left.
8 posted on 10/22/2006 3:35:38 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: DB

Most lawyers I know have a hard time staying married. The spouses say they are too argumentative. They have to argue to death and win every minor point.


9 posted on 10/22/2006 3:38:40 AM PDT by sportutegrl (This thread is useless without pix.)
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To: aculeus
Good for Ted! Congratulations to the new couple.

His wife, Barbara Olson, had her life snuffed out by Islamic murderers on September 11th, 2001.

Ted loved her very much.

She was a FReeper, named "BKO" - her initials. She was always funny, brilliant, and considerate on this board.

I still remember an article R. Emmett Tyrrell wrote about going to Ted Olson's house in Washington DC after her funeral. Many noted Conservatives and powerful Republicans were there. Ted had a picture of Barbara on the kitchen counter top, and was pouring wine for the guests. When Tyrrell approached him, Ted smiled a sad smile and said "No long faces." What courage and bravery.


10 posted on 10/22/2006 3:39:37 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: aculeus

"More than 300 guests attended the midafternoon ceremony on the golf course, including Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, former justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, legal commentators Victoria Toensing and Joe diGenova, NPR's Nina Totenberg, legal names such as Robert Bork, Kenneth Starr, David Boise, and Olson's law partner Bill Kilberg. U.S. Appeals Court Judge Laurence Silberman performed the ceremony, and Wall Street Journal Publisher Gordon Crovitz served as best man.

This is Booth's first marriage and Olson's fourth. The couple will honeymoon in Hawaii."

Maybe four is his lucky number.


11 posted on 10/22/2006 3:45:15 AM PDT by Cincinna (HILLARY & HER HINO " We are going to take things away from you for the Common Good ")
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To: SkyPilot
Saw Ted on some of the shows after 9-11. He was devastated. Luck and happiness for the new couple.
12 posted on 10/22/2006 3:48:34 AM PDT by barker (Some days are diamonds, some days are stones.)
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To: aculeus
"...his wife, conservative commentator Barbara Olson, was killed ..."

Barbara Olson and the three thousand others were not killed. They were murdered. The PC media can not even bring itself to use the correct and accurate verb. Scum.

13 posted on 10/22/2006 4:02:04 AM PDT by Leisler
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To: Leisler; aculeus
On Sept. 11, 2001 -- his 61st birthday -- his wife, conservative commentator Barbara Olson, was killed when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon. His personal loss became part of the public narrative of the tragedy,

Gee, how did this tragic plane crash into the Pentagon happen? Zero-visibility fog? Wind shears? Ice forming on the flaps of the wings? </sarcasm>

15 posted on 10/22/2006 4:09:25 AM PDT by L.N. Smithee (Normal people would kill to save their kids. Muslim fascists raise their kids to die killing others.)
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To: cynwoody

Is Ms. Walker taken? Mrrrrrrowwwl!

16 posted on 10/22/2006 4:10:24 AM PDT by L.N. Smithee (Normal people would kill to save their kids. Muslim fascists raise their kids to die killing others.)
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To: aculeus

God bless you Ted, I'm sure that Barbara is smiling down on you and your new wife.


17 posted on 10/22/2006 4:12:22 AM PDT by McGavin999 (Republicans take out our trash, Democrats re-elect theirs)
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To: aculeus

Great story, and the greatest compliment to Barbara. Felicitations!!!


18 posted on 10/22/2006 4:15:39 AM PDT by hershey
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To: L.N. Smithee
EXACTLY !
19 posted on 10/22/2006 4:26:49 AM PDT by Leisler
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To: aculeus
Ted Olson died inside the day that Islamic terrorists murdered his wife so brutally along with some ~3,000 other innocent victims.

I'm glad he's been able to move forward.

And I pray that Barbara is comforted by this, too.

20 posted on 10/22/2006 4:30:29 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: sportutegrl

"Most lawyers I know have a hard time staying married. The spouses say they are too argumentative. They have to argue to death and win every minor point."

Sounds like most men I know...LOL! (ducking) hehe



21 posted on 10/22/2006 4:31:03 AM PDT by goresalooza (Nurses Rock!)
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To: aculeus

Congratulations Ted & Lady. Wishing you many years of happiness.


22 posted on 10/22/2006 4:33:46 AM PDT by Shannon
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To: aculeus
Although under far less dramatic circumstances, I've been there, and done that.

Life does, indeed, go on. That "new" wife no more replaces the dead one than having a new baby makes up for one who died- they are separate entities.

Nevertheless, at some point you realize you can't talk to an empty chair, the silence ( oh, God, the silence... ) becomes too much, and you go forth, and do... other things.

And if you're a little bit lucky, you find someone who likes you, too.

23 posted on 10/22/2006 4:43:58 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: cynwoody

Wow. Ted looks great...like a movie star!

I'm so happy for him. He deserves the best.


24 posted on 10/22/2006 4:57:51 AM PDT by Timeout (I hate MediaCrats! ......and trial lawyers.)
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To: sportutegrl

"Most lawyers I know have a hard time staying married. The spouses say they are too argumentative. They have to argue to death and win every minor point."

Well, for "She Who Must Be Obeyed" and I, its been nearly 30 years, just months short of the 30 years and 22 days I've been practicing law. 'Course, her name may explain why things have gone so well!


25 posted on 10/22/2006 5:15:04 AM PDT by Kolokotronis (Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated!)
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To: Cincinna

"Maybe four is his lucky number."

Ah, the triumph of hope over experience!


26 posted on 10/22/2006 5:15:57 AM PDT by Kolokotronis (Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated!)
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To: aculeus

let's hope this May/December marriage works out better than Sir Paul's...


27 posted on 10/22/2006 5:35:22 AM PDT by horton
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To: aculeus

Congrats to the newlyweds, here's to a happy and hopeful future to you.


28 posted on 10/22/2006 6:05:31 AM PDT by AKSurprise ("Massachusetts 10,555 sq miles surrounded by reality".)
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To: cynwoody

She kinda looks like Barbara.

I wish him well.


29 posted on 10/22/2006 6:13:55 AM PDT by happydogx2 (Let Freedom Reign!!)
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To: Leisler
Barbara Olson and the three thousand others were not killed. They were murdered. The PC media can not even bring itself to use the correct and accurate verb. Scum.

I understand your feelings, but I have to say that IMHO, they were not murdered, but killed. Just as soldiers who die in battle aren't murdered. Plain and simple, our country was attacked by a pseudo-government using a covert military force. The word murder indicates a criminal act. IMHO, it was an act of war. When a murder is committed, you send in the police. When war is waged against you, you send in the military.

Mark

30 posted on 10/22/2006 6:17:36 AM PDT by MarkL (When Kaylee says "No power in the `verse can stop me," it's cute. When River says it, it's scary!)
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To: aculeus

On Friday, Washington GOP super lawyer Ted Olson left voicemail messages underscoring that Harman has no knowledge of any investigation. "Congresswoman Harman has asked me to follow up on calls you've had," Olson said. "She is not aware of any such investigation, does not believe that it is occurring, and wanted to make sure that you and your editors knew that as far as she knows, that's not true... . No one from the Justice Department has contacted her." It is not, however, a given that Harman would know that she is under investigation. In a follow-up phone call from California, Olson said Harman hired him this morning because she takes seriously the possibility of a media report about an investigation of her, even though she does not believe it herself.


http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1549069-1,00.html

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1723789/posts


31 posted on 10/22/2006 6:23:39 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Sheier Was Right

"....believe marriage is forever..." Unfortunately you are correct.


32 posted on 10/22/2006 6:24:57 AM PDT by em2vn
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To: cynwoody

It appears that C. Boyden Gray, former White House Counsel, was the mutual friend.

Lady is pretty, too.


33 posted on 10/22/2006 6:38:21 AM PDT by billhilly
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To: aculeus

That's awwesome. Ted Olson is one of the greatest living Americans. So glad he has found happiness again.


34 posted on 10/22/2006 6:39:58 AM PDT by Dems_R_Losers (VOTE as if your life depends on it -- because it does!!!)
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To: aculeus
More than 300 guests attended the midafternoon ceremony on the golf course, including Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, former justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, legal commentators Victoria Toensing and Joe diGenova, NPR's Nina Totenberg, legal names such as Robert Bork, Kenneth Starr, David Boise, and Olson's law partner Bill Kilberg. U.S. Appeals Court Judge Laurence Silberman performed the ceremony

Interesting guest list. I didn't know that Nina Totenberg and Robert Bork could even be in the same room together. Throw in Ken Starr and I'd love to be a fly on the wall in the reception. I guess DC is really a small community and people can be adversaries during the day and socialize together at night.

35 posted on 10/22/2006 6:47:37 AM PDT by jalisco555 ("Dogs look up to us, cats look down on us and pigs treat us as equals" Winston Churchill)
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To: aculeus

Damn, that is an impressive guest list. My invitation musta gotten lost in the mail. I had some spare time, and would have even de-mothballed my suit for a chance at some of the party favors, like the cast-off next to Boyden.


36 posted on 10/22/2006 6:54:08 AM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: jalisco555

I know Laura Ingraham was planning to attend.


37 posted on 10/22/2006 6:57:49 AM PDT by musikman
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"Interesting guest list. I didn't know that Nina Totenberg and Robert Bork could even be in the same room together. Throw in Ken Starr and I'd love to be a fly on the wall in the reception. I guess DC is really a small community and people can be adversaries during the day and socialize together at night."

Don't forget David Boise, who argued for Al Gore before the supreme Court, when Ted was representing President Bush.


38 posted on 10/22/2006 7:01:07 AM PDT by billhilly
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I know Laura Ingraham was planning to attend.

Imagine Nina Totenberg and Laura Ingraham going at it after having a few glasses of champagne in them. The only person missing from the guest list was Clarence Thomas. Put him and Totenberg in the same room together and blood would flow.

Anyway, congrats to the Olsons.

39 posted on 10/22/2006 7:02:38 AM PDT by jalisco555 ("Dogs look up to us, cats look down on us and pigs treat us as equals" Winston Churchill)
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To: billhilly
Don't forget David Boise, who argued for Al Gore before the supreme Court, when Ted was representing President Bush.

Yeah, I caught that too.

40 posted on 10/22/2006 7:04:48 AM PDT by jalisco555 ("Dogs look up to us, cats look down on us and pigs treat us as equals" Winston Churchill)
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To: horton
Ted seems more level headed than Sir Paul, after all he actually let Linda sing in public.
41 posted on 10/22/2006 7:08:07 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Never corner anything meaner than you. NSDQ)
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To: aculeus

A life well lived and happiness well deserved.


42 posted on 10/22/2006 7:10:23 AM PDT by the anti-mahdi
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To: aculeus

Best of luck to Ted, but a Napa wedding? Ugh! How trendy!


43 posted on 10/22/2006 7:13:51 AM PDT by GVnana (Former Alias: GVgirl)
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To: Timeout
That's not Ted.

I think his name is Danforth.

44 posted on 10/22/2006 7:16:56 AM PDT by Churchillspirit (We are all foot soldiers in this War On Terror.)
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To: Churchillspirit

Oh, yeah, Jack Danforth...the minister.
Maybe he officiated.

LOL! I giving Lady the credit for Ted looking so good!


45 posted on 10/22/2006 7:18:21 AM PDT by Timeout (I hate MediaCrats! ......and trial lawyers.)
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To: Churchillspirit

Oh, heck! It isn't Danforth either.

It's Boyden Gray! Hat tip to the poster above.


46 posted on 10/22/2006 7:19:17 AM PDT by Timeout (I hate MediaCrats! ......and trial lawyers.)
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To: aculeus

Every time I think about Barbara Olson I feel this awful pit in my stomach. She is a loss that will always be present, so I sincerely wish Mr. Olson all the best that life can bring him.


47 posted on 10/22/2006 7:24:00 AM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL ( **Hunter-Tancredo-Weldon-Hayworth 4 President** I get it, Glenn.)
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To: aculeus
I wish Ted Olsen and his new bride a long and happy life but I am dismayed at the idea of naming someone Lady.

I fear their life together will sound like one long Jerry Lewis movie. Hey La-dy!
48 posted on 10/22/2006 7:24:13 AM PDT by redheadtoo
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To: aculeus

She looks amazingly like Barbara. And amazingly young.

It's said that men remarry quickly after being widowed if their prior marriage was a happy one. That seems to be the case here. I do wish them all joy, peace, and prosperity.


49 posted on 10/22/2006 7:25:37 AM PDT by Fairview
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To: SkyPilot
Absolutely. Let us all be charitable, and Christian in this FR thread today, and wish the man and his wife the best.

He has had quite a tragedy in his life. Glad he can move on and try to live the rest of it with some happiness the man deserves and which we would all want were we to remarry after our own beloved spouse had been murdered five years earlier by terrorists.

50 posted on 10/22/2006 7:28:19 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (..is an American allright, but is not in Japan, folks. Thanks for letting me keep the moniker.)
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