Why a billionaire would shack up at Doug's Motel, of all places, is a mystery.
For Scaife's role in funding the family values right see Right Web and SourceWatch. Tiny Revolution cites a rude Mr. Scaife putting down a reporter. I guess my issue is not the human frailty evident in the story but the way some billioniares use think thank to push an agenda. Joel Orosz has taught us that working in a foundation the staff's daily goal is (sadly enough) not to embarass funders or boards. Can you imagine being a real thinker, someone with intellectual integrity, who worked at, say, Heritage, or Cato, or AEI, Hoover, or Hudson and had to worry about an essay or article possibly embarassing this character? What a shame that the intellectual life of a nation, and its public policy, runs across the desk of funders so frail. I am sure therapists and doctors and attorneys and personal trainers and tennis coaches and interior decorators and plastic surgeons and publicists, let alone private detectives, abound in the world of Richard Mellon Scaife, but whoever serves as his Morals Tutor has let the side down.