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Posted on 03/22/2006 2:24:37 PM PST by Sub-Driver
POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Kerry's Defense Fund
By ANDREW MIGA, Associated Press Writer 17 minutes ago
John Kerry is still fighting at least one leftover battle from his failed 2004 presidential bid.
The Massachusetts senator recently created a defense fund to pay his legal costs in a federal defamation lawsuit filed last fall by a Pennsylvania filmmaker, Carlton Sherwood.
Sherwood alleged that Kerry and a top aide sought to "discredit and silence" him while blocking the broadcast of his anti-Kerry documentary during the final weeks of the race.
The film, "Stolen Honor: Wounds That Never Heal," alleges Kerry's actions as an anti-war activist after he returned home from the Vietnam War harmed American POWs. Kerry lied about atrocities by U.S. soldiers as a leader of Vietnam Veterans Against the War, according to the film.
Kerry has vigorously denied the charges.
"You can count on the right wing reaching into their deep pockets to spread a lie, so our job is to make sure the truth prevails and knock back Republican Swift Boat-style attacks forever," David Wade, a spokesman for the Democratic senator, said Wednesday.
Kerry has not begun raising money using his new legal expense trust, "Fund for Truth and Honor," Wade said. Kerry filed a motion to dismiss the suit in December.
The defamation suit was filed in Philadelphia by producer Sherwood and the Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation. Thomas Manning, an attorney for Sherwood and the group, declined comment.
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Does anyone know if Kerry has released his military records yet?
No he hasn't, and I expect that's one of the first things that would be sought during discovery if this case moves forward.
Was any of this seared in his memory? I
hear the little patter of Cambodian ghosts...Jake
Let 'em in!
n. pl. gig·o·los
1. A man who has a continuing sexual relationship with and receives financial support from a woman.
Or, uhh, never mind, because this isn't a defamation suit BY Kerry AGAINST the filmmaker.
Wow, this is like a trip down memory lane of the last election. The Dems freaking out and shutting this movie down. I remember watching the showing on tv, and how because of the Dems it got so watered down and then the second half of the hour was pro-Kerry nonsense.
These vets got screwed by Kerry, again. Can't wait to see what happens during this litigation.
There must be some document or evidence out there showing Gigolo John got a less-than-honorable discharge.
"Stolen Honor: The Heel that was never wounded"
John Kerry was in Vietnam?!
WHOSE deep pockets?
Any listing of the wealthiest men in Congress goes down about 20 places before the first Republican name appears.
That Heinz fortune puts John Effin' K's name right up near the top.
BTW, has he paid back that home mortgage he took out to finance his campaign yet?
"Does anyone know if Kerry has released his military records yet?"
I sure hope you haven't been holding your breath in anticipation...
Nope. I'm just so puzzled that the drive-by media hasn't picked up on this though...
He lost his nads there.
I don't believe the word "vigorous" should ever be used when referring to a cadaver.
Gin-soaked raisins, anyone?
Yes, he did, but the public was not allowed to peruse them. We have to take the Boston Globe's word for what they contained.
"The lack of any substantive new material about Kerry's military career in the documents raises the question of why Kerry refused for so long to waive privacy restrictions."
More at link.
Kerry just might win this defamation suit.
IIRC he released them alright. However, he only released parts of them, not all of them. And only to "The Boston Globe" newspaper.
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