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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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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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"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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"...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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