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Oliver North Is the Perfect Person to Be the NRA’s New President


The perfect person to be the NRA’s new president? It’s hard to think of anyone better suited for the role than this guy: “Retired Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North, a central figure of the Iran-contra affair in the 1980s, has been named president of the National Rifle Association.”

Just a quick reminder of who and what we’re dealing with here: a) North was a key figure in the Iran-Contra scandal during the Reagan Administration, for which he was “indicted on 16 felony counts [and]…initially convicted of three: accepting an illegal gratuity, aiding and abetting in the obstruction of a congressional inquiry, and ordering the destruction of documents through his secretary, Fawn Hall”; b) North ran as a Republican (of course) for U.S. Senate from Virginia in 1994, losing to Sen. Chuck Robb (D) – see below for Robb rip into North for being a “document-shredding, constitution-trashing, Commander-in-Chief bashing, Ayatollah-loving, arms-dealing, criminal-protecting, resume-enhancing, Noriega-coddling, Swiss-banking, law-breaking, letter-faking, self-serving, snake oil salesman who can’t tell the difference between the truth and a lie.” All of which makes North perfect as the next president of the arms-dealing, money-laundering NRA, a group which certainly has no concept of the truth and which lies basically 24/7. In short, it’s a match made in heaven…or more to the point, hell.

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