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Several days ago, I wrote an editorial comparing billionaires George Soros and Richard Mellon Scaife. Soros is held out as a bogeyman by Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, et. al., supposedly the money behind all that is evil (read: Democrat). They curiously omit any reference to Soros' opposite, who sits on their side of the aisle, and probably pulled a few more marionette strings than Soros ever did.
While conservatives hope for Soros' uppance to come, liberals may be getting their schadenfreude moment for Scaife:
Anyone who has dipped a toe in the wild and woolly currents of politics in the last thirty years should be familiar with the name of Richard Mellon Scaife. As partisans go, there isn’t anyone else willing to put so much of their money where their ideologies drive them, $340 million by some estimates. [snip]
Those rumors around Vince Foster’s suicide lay squarely on Scaife’s lap. During the 2004 election cycle, Scaife had his targets set directly on the Kerrys (and specifically Teresa Heinz Kerry), devoting a considerable sum to breaking open records to find dirt to smear the Democratic candidate through his wife. [snip]
Which makes this news story all that much more schadenfreude-licious. Scaife is going through divorce proceedings from his wife, one that has provided lots of fodder for the gossip pages with arrests for trespassing, accusations of abuse and dognapping, of all things. . .
Read past the [snips] at: CrooksAndLiars.com