Just who is Ted Olson?

I’ll stop beating the dead horse after this post. But Jake Tapper at ABC explains just who Ted Olson, the newest gay marriage advocate, is:

It should be noted, for those not fully aware of Mr. Olson’s resume, that he is a full-throated conservative, a Federalist hero who in 1999 welcomed conferees to “the heart” of the proverbial “vast right-wing conspiracy” he is perhaps the most highly respected conservative lawyer in the land. As Assistant Attorney General, he defended President Reagan during the Iran-Contra scandal, served on the board of directors of The American Spectator, and helped Paul Jones’s lawyers prepare for their case.

You’d better believe that every die hard conservative in American politics just diid a double take on that one.

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