Scruggs on opposition research,
The people who know how to do opposition research are organized anarchically. You cannot get them to form something like a think tank. They are a close equivalent of a volunteer fire department. Most of them have jobs and commitments outside the field of research. As another, looser metaphor, think of them as an organization of Cincinnati, who have set up their network to preclude a permanent hierarchy. Most of what it is done gets done with ad hoc leadership. This is one way to prevent institutional corruption and time serving.
Very helpful, Mr, Scruggs, thank you.