Thursday, April 22

John O'Neill - Douchebag Extraordinaire

Kos dug up some background on John O'Neill - the Vietnam vet who's been making the rounds trash-talking John Kerry over his military record, claiming he didn't earn his Purple Hearts ("John Kerry is not a war hero. He couldn't tie the shoes of some of the people in Coastal Division 11"). As you may have guessed, the guy has a political stake in all this. Kos finds these nuggets in O'Neill's resume:

Member, President's National Advisory Counsel on Supplemental Services and Centers, 1973-1974. Member, Federal Regulation of Securities Committee, Section of Corporation, Banking and Business Law, American Bar Association, 1978-. Law Clerk to Justice William H. Rehnquist, U.S. Supreme Court, 1974-1975.
Yeah, he worked for Nixon and Rehnquist. And one of his partners, Margaret Wilson was:

General Counsel to Governor George W. Bush, 1998-2000
Kos also has an update here.

Guys like John McCain can rise above the political bullcrap and defend Kerry's war record. That's what true soldiers do. That's the basis of the friendship and admiration Kerry and McCain have for each other. This hack - who has Karl Rove's fingerprints all over his back - just cannot bring himself to either do the same or just keep his mouth shut. O'Neill is a little man in a band of giants, and has no business calling himself a veteran. Disgusting.