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Step off, old man!
Thursday, 22 April 2004
In the line of duty
This comes off www.dailykos.com. You knew there had to be more to this story because for the most part, Vietnam vets don't attack each other.

Of course, it's not very surprising that the Cheney-Wolfowitz-Bush axis who didn't go to Vietnam would endorse this sort of behavior. Kerry, the guy who served in Vietnam and got wounded gets attacked publicly, while the guy who didn't show up for his Guard service gets off the hook.

Here it is:

"We found out earlier today that John O'Neill, the guy Bush trotted out to attack Kerry's military service, also did Nixon's dirty anti-Kerry work (in addition to clerking for Rehnquist). A partisan hack spanning multiple administrations.
We also found out that he's a partner at the Houston firm of Clements, O'Neill, Pierce, Wilson and Fulkerson. One of his co-partners is Margaret Wilson, who was George Bush's general counsel 1998-2000.

Well, there's more about good ol' Margaret. She was a lawyer at Vinson & Elkins before she worked for Bush. Vinson & Elkins was Enron's main law firm -- the very firm that facilitated Enron's frauds. Vinson & Elkins was also the firm that spawned Al Gonzales -- Bush's current general counsel.

In other words, Vinson & Elkins and COPWF are the very embodiment of the Houston good ol' boy Republican network. That this network spawn Kerry's harshest critic should be of no surprise (his career was probably made thanks to the Nixon dirty work). Thus, there should be no illusions that O'Neill is in any way an independent and impartial critic of John Kerry."

Shocker, huh?

Posted by brettdavey at 9:16 AM EDT
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