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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:29 PM
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WP gossip column: Napa Nuptials for Ted Olson and His Lady
Napa Nuptials for Olson and His Lady
By Amy Argetsinger and Roxanne Roberts
Sunday, October 22, 2006; Page D03

Top Washington lawyer Ted Olson and his fiancee, Lady Booth, tied the knot yesterday in Napa Valley, Calif., starting a happy new chapter in Olson's personal life. "She's a Southern girl," he told us. "She's just a marvelous person."

Olson shot to national fame when he successfully argued the 2000 election case for George W. Bush in the Supreme Court, and was named solicitor general by the grateful president. On Sept. 11, 2001 -- his 61st birthday -- his wife, conservative commentator Barbara Olson, was killed when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon. His personal loss became part of the public narrative of the tragedy, making him perhaps the most famous widower in Washington.

The following year, Olson was introduced to the Louisville native (she's named "Lady" after an aunt) by mutual friends who thought he would hit it off with the 40-something blond tax lawyer. Their first few dates included the Kentucky Derby (both like horse racing) and the Napa Valley charity auction (both like fine wine). Olson popped the question on Oct. 21, 2005, and the couple set the date for exactly one year later at Napa's Meadowood resort.

More than 300 guests attended the midafternoon ceremony on the golf course, including Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, former justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, legal commentators Victoria Toensing and Joe diGenova, NPR's Nina Totenberg, legal names such as Robert Bork, Kenneth Starr, David Boies, and Olson's law partner Bill Kilberg. U.S. Appeals Court Judge Laurence Silberman performed the ceremony, and Wall Street Journal Publisher Gordon Crovitz served as best man.

This is Booth's first marriage and Olson's fourth. The couple will honeymoon in Hawaii.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...
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Ignacio Upton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:32 PM
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1. I don't like Olson, but I'm glad he's found someone to be with again
Even if his wife was a bitch in her lifetime. Now will this dispell the conspiracy theories about Barbara being alive and getting arrested at the Polish-Austrian border?
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trumad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:33 PM
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3. I'm sorry for her death...
but I don't miss her one bit. She was Ann Coulter on steroids.
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:33 PM
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4. Good point! nt
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shain from kane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:32 PM
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2. "Lady" married a horseface she met at the Kentucky Derby.
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 01:37 PM by shain from kane
This is Booth's first marriage and Olson's fourth. Got to be true love.

He's 66, she's in her 40's.
Get 'em before they grow teeth.
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:38 PM
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5. Olson's FOURTH?? Kiss of death...
Good luck pal...
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:40 PM
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6. She's actually attractive
I'll just leave it at that.

She's the blonde, on the right.

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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:43 PM
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7. I thought it was just a few months after 9-11...
I always thought is fairly strange that he could take up with someone so soon.
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:45 PM
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8. Best wishes, Mr. and Mrs. Olson
/s/


My mark placed here with assistance from
the University of Kansas

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Marnieworld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:47 PM
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9. David Boies?
Of the Gore side of Bush v. Gore? Wow.
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WatchWhatISay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:50 PM
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11. Yeah, thats what they mean when they talk about bipartisanship
When one of ours goes is tolerant enough to try to find the good in them. It never works in the other direction.
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WatchWhatISay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:48 PM
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10. What does this guy have against women his own age?
Barbara looked to be signifigantly younger than him as well.

And the guy is just plain ugly, even though flush with money and power. So you know what these women get out of the relationship.
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dancingme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:53 PM
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12. hope Ted wore a new wig for the wedding
because the last one looked like a mop.
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