Gary Johnson Smear - This Time They Say He Is A CFR Member!Submitted by Anonymous Liber... on Wed, 09/12/2012 - 18:43
Some of the latest smear that detractors sling at Gary Johnson is really reaching. The latest smear campaign tries to tie Gary Johnson to the Council on Foreign Relations. At first people were saying that Gary was a member of the CFR but it is easy to disprove because his name does not appear on the CFR member's roster that is online.
The latest version says that Gary Johnson has an adviser named Douglas Turner that is a CFR leader. The problem with this is that Doug Turner was a campaign adviser for Gary in his 1994 and 1998 campaign for New Mexico Governor. Doug Turner's biography shows that he was also term member of the CFR and was their "International Affairs Fellow For Japan in 2005-2006". What you have here is someone that worked with Gary Johnson and then 7 years later worked with the CFR for two years. Isn't that a stretch to imply that Gary Johnson has someone on his staff that is a member of the CFR? Doug Turner is also a life time member of the National Rifle Association and was a member of the NRA while he was with the CFR. Does this expose the NRA as CFR stooges? To think that would be silly now wouldn't it?
We saw this same kind of smear with Ron Paul and we know better. Let's not fall for this same kind of tactic when it comes to Gary Johnson.
Gary's name is not on the CFR membership roster:
See a bio on Doug Turner: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doug_Turner
Doug Turner on the CFR web page: