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  • A Message From John O'Neill [Swift Boat veterans]

    10/05/2005 3:03:34 AM PDT · by alessandrofiaschi · 33 replies · 2,355+ views
    <john.o_neill@vvlf.org>
    From: John O’Neill Houston, Texas Dear Friend, Last year, when my fellow Swift Boat veterans and I spoke out about John Kerry, you rallied to our side. We will never forget your faith in our cause and your belief in our honesty. It made all the difference. Together we made history. Like most of you, I believed our mission was over. We could all move on with our lives, return to our families and homes secure in the knowledge we had done the right thing for America, and for our children’s future. Regrettably, that has not been the case for...
  • State bar clears prosecutor over Kerry ad (Swift Boat Veterans' claims)

    03/17/2005 12:46:58 PM PST · by crazyhorse691 · 69 replies · 6,447+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | Thursday, March 17, 2005 | BOAZ HERZOG
    The Oregon State Bar has cleared Clackamas County prosecutor Alfred French of ethics violations when he lied years ago to his former boss about an interoffice affair and when he participated in a presidential campaign ad last year that said Democratic Sen. John Kerry lied about his Vietnam War record. The bar's nine-member Professional Responsibility Board on Saturday put to rest its investigation, dismissing more than 60 complaints that French's actions involved dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation. The state bar is the regulating organization that licenses and disciplines attorneys in Oregon. The ruling means that the 59-year-old father of three...
  • Must Read Interview With John O’Neill [Via Polipundit]

    03/15/2005 6:41:11 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 21 replies · 1,225+ views
    The American Enterprise ^ | April-May 2005 | Unknown
    One of the most dramatic stories of Election 2004 was the coalescence of a large group of Vietnam veterans dedicated to the idea that John Kerry was not fit to become America's Commander in Chief. Many of those who joined Swift Boat Veterans for Truth had served with Kerry in Vietnam. And his behavior there--and, even more, upon his return--convinced them that Kerry could not be trusted to lead our nation in wartime. To their great surprise, the testimony of the Swift Boat veterans was simply ignored by a hostile media establishment. The veterans were tenacious, however, and eventually captured...
  • 9/11 Group Retains 'Swift Boat' Media Team...

    03/15/2005 6:55:16 AM PST · by KeyesPlease · 5 replies · 369+ views
    U.S. Newswire ^ | 3/14/2005
    NEW YORK, March 14 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The Coalition for a Secure Driver's License, the nation's leading advocacy group for a crucial 9/11 Commission recommendation to keep licenses out of the hands of terrorists who could be in this country unlawfully, today announced that it has retained the media firm of Stevens Reed Curcio and Potholm, creators of the now-legendary Swift Boat Veterans for Truth advertising campaign during the 2004 Presidential contest. The firm's initial advertisement for the Coalition, a 60- second television spot, will begin airing in the Washington, D.C. media market on March 15. It will be available...
  • Swift Boat Ad Team Picked to Push National Driver's License Law

    03/11/2005 12:14:45 PM PST · by Melinda · 16 replies · 748+ views
    A group formed after 9/11 to push legislation requiring strict national standards for driver's licenses has hired the ad team that made headlines with its anti-Kerry work on behalf of the Swift Boat Veterans For Truth. The New York-based Coalition for a Secure Driver's License tells the Bulletin and U.S. News that an ad produced by Stevens Reed Curcio & Potholm will begin running on Washington cable and network TV Monday. "They're the best," said William O'Reilly, whose public relations firm is working with the coalition. The goal of the effort is to win national regulations that will help block...
  • A New Target for Advisers to Swift Vets

    02/20/2005 10:47:02 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 4 replies · 400+ views
    NY TImes ^ | February 21, 2005 | GLEN JUSTICE
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 - Taking its cues from the success of last year's Swift boat veterans' campaign in the presidential race, a conservative lobbying organization has hired some of the same consultants to orchestrate attacks on one of President Bush's toughest opponents in the battle to overhaul Social Security. The lobbying group, USA Next, which has poured millions of dollars into Republican policy battles, now says it plans to spend as much as $10 million on commercials and other tactics assailing AARP, the powerhouse lobby opposing the private investment accounts at the center of Mr. Bush's plan. "They are the...
  • Blogger Breakfast with Swift Boat Veterans for Truth

    02/17/2005 11:10:57 AM PST · by Pikamax · 10 replies · 1,995+ views
    The National Debate ^ | 02/17/05 | Robert Cox
    Blogger Breakfast with Swift Boat Veterans for Truth Creative Responsive Concepts, the PR firm behind the SwiftVets campaign against John Kerry, hosted a "Bloggers Breakfast" this morning at the J.W. Marriott across the street from the Reagan Building where CPAC is being held. The event has MC'd by Greg Mueller from CRC and the featured speakers were John O'Neill and Bill Franke of Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. Greg Mueller John O'Neill did most of the talking with occassional comments from Bill Franke and Mueller. O'Neill got off on a strong note with the bloggers in the room by expressing...
  • Steve Gardner : Sorry Brother, Hanoi Kerry lied about you again today on Meet the Press

    01/30/2005 8:37:43 PM PST · by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub · 195 replies · 6,074+ views
    Meet the Press 01/30/05 ^ | 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
    ...SEN. KERRY: We were right on the border, Tim. What I explained to people and I told this any number of times, did I go into Cambodia on a mission? Yes, I did go into Cambodia on a mission. Was it on that night? No, it was not on that night. But we were right on the Cambodian border that night. We were ambushed there, as a matter of fact. And that is a matter of record, and we went into the rec-- you know, it's part of the Navy records. It's been documented by the other guys who were...
  • Bush, Kerry aides reflect on '04 election (Swift Boat ads, 9/11 dominated the race, they say)

    01/27/2005 8:52:21 PM PST · by bitt · 15 replies · 671+ views
    HoustonChronicle.com ^ | 1/26/05 | ROBERT CROWE
    COLLEGE STATION - An advertisement that questioned John Kerry's Vietnam War military service would capture a nation's attention during the 2004 presidential election, but the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks had a greater impact during the race, the manager for the Kerry-Edwards campaign said Wednesday. "This was an election, from my point of view, that was completely overshadowed by 9/11," Mary Beth Cahill said at an election postmortem session at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library at Texas A&M University. Ken Mehlman, who managed the Bush-Cheney campaign, emphasized how the "new media" of the Internet and cable TV networks, like...
  • Swiftvet author wants Kerry's Senate seat

    01/26/2005 1:59:31 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 30 replies · 886+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | January 25, 2005
    Jerome Corsi, co-author of the Swiftboat veterans' book that challenged Sen. John Kerry's Vietnam record, plans to vie for the former presidential candidate's Senate seat in 2008. Corsi, who lives in New Jersey, told the Boston Herald he will establish residency in Boston this spring. "I'm going to do it,'' said Corsi. "I've got serious political aspirations now.'' A WorldNetDaily columnist and author of an upcoming WND book, "Atomic Iran," Corsi was the co-author with John O'Neill of "Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry," which became a New York Times No. 1 best-seller. He told...
  • Swift boat co-author ponders Senate bid

    01/25/2005 10:35:21 AM PST · by PDR · 40 replies · 1,251+ views
    United Press International ^ | January 25, 2005 | UPI
    BOSTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- The co-author of a book accusing Democratic presidential nominee John F. Kerry of embellishing his war record plans to run against him for U.S. Senate. Jerome Corsi, who, with retired Navy Lt. John O'Neill, is credited as the co-author of "Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry," said he plans to move to Massachusetts later this year as the first step in his 2008 campaign for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Kerry. "I'm going to do it," Corsi said. "I've got serious political aspirations now." The book, described by...
  • Swift Boat Vet Receives Help from Former Whistle-Blower (Steve Gardner update)

    01/12/2005 1:05:01 PM PST · by timpad · 52 replies · 1,728+ views
    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...
  • Steven Gardner on OReilly

    01/07/2005 5:44:48 PM PST · by traderrob6 · 50 replies · 1,417+ views
    www.foxnews.com | 01/07/05
    Steven Gardner the 2 tour Viet Nam vet who served on sKerry's boat was interviewed by Bill O. Gardner was fired from Millenium his employer allegedly for criticizing Skerry and contradicting sKerry's accounts of his service in Viet Nam.
  • Kerry Opponent Taking Aim at New Target: Iran

    12/13/2004 8:01:27 AM PST · by Interesting Times · 65 replies · 3,536+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | December 13, 2004 | Sonni Efron
    WASHINGTON — Jerome R. Corsi, a leader of the Swift Boat Vets and POWs for Truth campaign against former Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John F. Kerry, is hard at work on his next political project: preparing American public opinion for what he sees as a likely war with Iran. "The world cannot tolerate the potential that these mad mullahs would have a deliverable nuclear weapon, even one, secretly developed," Corsi said in a recent interview. "They might just launch on Tel Aviv. The moment the world intelligence community becomes convinced that could happen, either the U.S. alone or the U.S....
  • Millennium’s Response to the 11/29/04 Chicago Sun-Times Article about Steve Gardner

    11/30/2004 5:36:21 PM PST · by hiho hiho · 34 replies · 1,147+ views
    Millennium Information Services, Inc. ^ | November 30, 2004? | Steve Pietrzak
    Millennium Information Services is a small business that has been wrongly stigmatized by the Chicago Sun-Times article about Steve Gardner. The article is clearly meant to create the impression that Steve Gardner’s layoff was politically motivated. That just simply isn’t true. It is also important to note that the Sun-Times reporter, Mary Laney, never contacted us regarding this article. Here are some key facts that correct missing or inaccurate statements made in the Sun-Times article: For purely financial reasons, we had to reduce management expenses. A decision was made to consolidate field management from five managers to three. The two...
  • Kathleen Willey to Hillary: 'Remember the Swiftvets'

    11/24/2004 7:01:04 PM PST · by IllumiNaughtyByNature · 55 replies · 2,819+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | 11/24/04 | Carl Limbacher
    When Hillary Clinton runs for president, she may have to face her own version of the Swiftboat Veterans for Truth - in the form of her husband's accusers, the women the Clintons have been trying to erase from the national memory of Bill's presidency. snip...
  • Sore Loser Kerry Mulls Lawsuit Against Swiftvet O'Neill

    11/18/2004 9:02:57 AM PST · by NavySEAL F-16 · 147 replies · 4,139+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 18 November 2004 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    Failed presidential candidate John Kerry is considering filing a libel suit against the leader of the group Swiftboat Veterans for Truth, John O'Neill, whose book "Unfit for Command" is credited with capsizing Kerry's Vietnam-based campaign. "I don't know if they will actually go forward," a member of Kerry's inner circle told New York Post's PAGE SIX, edited by Richard Johnson. "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."
  • A Poem for the Swiftees

    11/09/2004 11:49:47 AM PST · by randog · 5 replies · 391+ views
    e-mail ^ | 11-9-04 | Russ Vaughn
    Bold John sailed forth in his faux scow, Till the Swiftees fired across his bow; And legions of irate attorneys, Could not defend Cambodian journeys, Nor stories of his fabled hat, So voters sensed they smelled a rat. And while the networks denied them prime, The Swiftees surely got their time. While John screamed it was all a smear, O’Brien came across sincere, And forced Big John to duck the press, To run, to hide from his specious mess. But relentless those old Swiftee guys, They bit, hung on, exposed his lies. These brave old warriors once again Stood for...
  • NYT: Even With Campaign Finance Law, Money Talks Louder Than Ever

    11/08/2004 10:46:45 AM PST · by OESY · 19 replies · 1,432+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 8, 2004 | GLEN JUSTICE
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 - The McCain-Feingold law, which did more to change how American political campaigns are financed than any legislation since the 1970's, got its first real-world test in this year's election. And now its critics are more emphatic than ever in arguing that the law has fallen short of its goals, and even some supporters are calling for revisions. The 2002 law demolished the system that for more than a decade had allowed political parties to feed on unlimited soft-money contributions from companies, labor unions and donors. But what rose in its place remains the subject of fierce...
  • Credit the Swiftboat vets

    11/03/2004 2:36:44 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 12 replies · 135+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, November 3, 2004 | Joseph Farah
    President Bush may be celebrating victory today, but he owes it to a group he never acknowledged during the campaign. I'm talking about the Swiftboat Veterans for Truth. They are responsible for keeping Bush in the White House – or, more precisely, keeping John Kerry from snatching it from him. There is not a doubt in my mind this was the difference in the race. The vets did Bush's dirty work. They took Kerry on and told the American people the truth about this fraud, this liar, this deceiver. Just enough Americans got the message to preserve a win for...