November 4, 1994 |
The man who may be only days away from becoming Virginia's next senator lopes onto the train station platform, one hand protectively cradling a foam coffee cup while the other reaches out in greeting to 100 or so well-wishers waiting in the chilly morning air to meet him. "Good mornin', folks," he says, flashing the well-known gap-toothed smile that makes him look like he is still in the process of shedding his baby teeth. "I'm Oliver North and I'd sure appreciate your vote." "You got it, Ollie!"
October 23, 1994 |
Fifty-five days ahead of him, 13,000 miles behind him, Lt. Col. Oliver L. North, USMC (Ret.), steps out of a motor home nicknamed Rolling Thunder and walks toward his next audience. For today's performance, North is not the decorated Marine colonel on trial for intentionally deceiving Congress. He's not the Reagan insider who orchestrated a covert gun-running operation to the Nicaraguan rebels from his tiny office a few steps from the West Wing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1994
In Column Right on June 9, Cal Thomas argues that Republicans who criticize Oliver North "dare not speak" their motive, namely that "weak men fear strong men." He calls us spineless for not supporting North's traditional values. The appalling truth is, too many Republicans have been spineless for remaining silent and not exposing the extent of North's amorality. For it is well documented that North is a narcotics trafficker! In 1990, North was banished for life by our neighbor, Costa Rica, which declared him persona non grata --the most severe non-criminal penalty a government can impose.
June 7, 1994 |
Oliver L. North won muted endorsements Monday from a handful of potential Republican Senate colleagues, but former President Gerald R. Ford joined other prominent Republicans who have refused to back the former White House aide in his bid for U.S. Senate.
July 26, 1992
Oliver North continues to show his contempt for the Constitution. How dare someone who so blatantly and admittedly "circumvented" the Boland amendment become a spokesperson for morality in this country. The same amendment that allows North to be so well paid to express ideas that many Americans find both disturbing and repulsive also protect Ice-T's expression. It is not popular music, or Murphy Brown for that matter, that is destroying the moral fabric of this country, but rather that segment of our society and government that feels it is above the law and for whom the Constitution is merely an inconvenience.
May 16, 1992 |
Ollie North gripped a Bible, stood tall and squinted into the afternoon sun spilling over the Contra Costa County hills. Flashing a Steve Martin-like smile, he cracked: "It's an honor for me to be in anyplace that's got the word Contra in its name." Lt. Col. Oliver L. North USMC (Ret.