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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-13-04 06:21 PM
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The truth about Swift Boat Veterans for 'truth'
This is from Proud Liberals

The largest contributor to the organization (Swift Boat Veterans for Truth), whose only purpose seems to be to smear Kerry's record, is Bob Perry, of Perry Homes, located in (you might have guessed) Houston, Texas.

Who is Mr. Perry? A comrade of Kerry's? A fellow veteran? A swift boat captain? No. Mr. Perry, who donated $100,000 to this fund, by far the largest donation to date, is a rich Texan homebuilder, and founder of Perry Homes. Perry Homes has been in a lot of hot water recently. In fact they're in so much deep do-do that "Homeowners for Better Building" dedicates an entire page to complaints about them on their website.

Perry in also a major contributor to " Texans for Lawsuit Reform", to which he donated $140,000. Along with fellow Texan Kenneth Lay, Perry is one of the largest donators to the organization, whose aim is to lessen the liability to consumers corporations face in the courts. With the amount of lawsuits currently facing Perry, it's no wonder why he's a fan of "Lawsuit Reform."

In fact, aside from being a major contributor to Bush's re-election campaign, he donated an astounding $900,000 to conservative causes and politicians in 2000 alone.

Who else? Well how about John O'Neill? You may not remember him (I didn't), but he was the attorney personally tapped by Richard Nixon to discredit John Kerry and the anti-war movement back in 1971. He later clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist in the 1970s. He's also a partner at Clements, O'Neill, Pierce, Wilson and Fulkerson, which is President Bush's personal lawfirm. John personally donated $25,000.

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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-13-04 07:02 PM
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1. kick
I can't believe I am self-kicking this post, it is very important.
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SteveG Donating Member (833 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-13-04 07:23 PM
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2. this is a better link
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Vickers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-13-04 07:34 PM
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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-13-04 07:42 PM
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4. An obvious smear campaign.
These people are repugnant, right wing, slime.
Thanks for taking the time to expose them.
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irancontra Donating Member (689 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-13-04 07:45 PM
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5. hurricane season
this story should be smashed already// O'neill was hammered yesterday and came off as a real creep & a liar.

also checkout this funny bit of flash making fun of the ad

http://toughenough.org/swft.html

love it.







--kerry/edwards '04--
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 08:08 AM
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6. Hi irancontra!!
Welcome to DU!! :toast:
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Flubadubya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 08:12 AM
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7. Your link doesn't work...
Sorry.
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